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Your Brain’s Anchor to Reality

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The consumption of many different plants by our ancestors lead to the discovery of the important role played by the neurotransmitter serotonin in your brain. Chemicals in these plants that interfere ... More


Central Nervous System Regulation of Body Temperature

Shaun F. Morrison and William W. Blessing

in Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195306637
eISBN:
9780199894130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The maintenance of body temperature is an essential behavior in the homeostatic repertoire orchestrated by central neural circuits. Thermoregulatory pathways optimize cellular and organ function at ... More


Atherosclerosis

Xiao-Jun Du and Anthony M. Dart

in The Pharmacology of Vascular Smooth Muscle

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192623874
eISBN:
9780191724671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192623874.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

It has now become clear that the physiological and pharmacological behaviour of vascular smooth muscle, particularly in the coronary circulation, is abnormal throughout the evolution of ... More


Phytocannabinoids and the Cardiovascular System

Saoirse E. O’Sullivan

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Phytocannabinoids have multiple effects in the cardiovascular system. This has been best studied for Δ‎9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in animals and humans. The hemodynamic response to THC is different ... More


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