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The Endocannabinoid System

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The endocannabinoid system was only discovered about 25 years ago, but it is now known to be a major modulator of synaptic activity throughout the brain. CB1 receptors are located on presynaptic ... More


Established and Emerging Concepts of Cannabinoid Action on Food Intake and their Potential Application to the Treatment of Anorexia and Cachexia

Luigia Cristino and Vincenzo Di Marzo

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/9780199662685.003.0024
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Appetite stimulation is one of the most often anecdotally documented actions of cannabis preparations used for recreational purposes. After the discovery of the cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors for ... More


Endocannabinoids

Leslie Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190846848
eISBN:
9780190846879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846848.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

The endocannabinoids are part of a large family of lipid signaling molecules derived from arachidonic acid, including the prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which are important mediators of ... More


A Master/Slave Narrative: Drug Addiction and Psychoactives

Mark A. Griep and Marjorie L. Mikasen

in ReAction!: Chemistry in the Movies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195326925
eISBN:
9780197562536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326925.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

All addictive chemicals are psychoactive, but not all psychoactive compounds are addictive although they can be abused. Notable non-addictive psychoactive compounds are hallucinogens and the many ... More


Marijuana: From Reefer Madness to THC Gummy Bears

Jerrold Winter

in Our Love Affair with Drugs: The History, the Science, the Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190051464
eISBN:
9780197559451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051464.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

No substance better exemplifies the ambivalence of Western societies toward psychoactive drugs than marijuana. In 2017, it was estimated that there were more than 22 million current users, about ... More


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