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Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More


An Introduction to Cannabis

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/9780262035798.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Although cannabis has been used throughout human history, the scientific investigation of its effects only began with the isolation of THC in the 1960’s. Once discovered it was another 20 years ... More


Handbook of Cannabis

Roger Pertwee (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book provides a multifaceted account of cannabis, a plant that is used widely both recreationally and as a medicine, as it has been over many centuries. Thus, it presents a brief account of the ... More


Phytocannabinoids and the Gastrointestinal System

Marnie Duncan and Angelo A. Izzo

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/9780199662685.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The plant Cannabis, which has been traditionally employed for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments, contains both psychotropic phytocannabinoids, such as Δ‎9-tetrahydrocannabinol and ... More


Phytocannabinoids and the Immune System

Guy A. Cabral, Erinn S. Raborn, and Gabriela A. Ferreira

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/9780199662685.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Phytocannabinoids are terpenoid-like compounds of which more than 100 have been found in the marijuana plant, Cannnabis sativa. These include Δ‎9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive ... More


Effect of Phytocannabinoids on Nausea and Vomiting

Erin M. Rock, Martin A. Sticht, and Linda A. Parker

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/9780199662685.003.0023
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Among over 60 terpeno-phenols derived from the cannabis plant, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ‎9-THC) has by far been the most studied for its potential to reduce nausea and vomiting. Indeed, the ... 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


Cannabidiol/Phytocannabinoids: A New Opportunity for Schizophrenia Treatment?

Daniela Parolaro, Erica Zamberletti, and Tiziana Rubino

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/9780199662685.003.0028
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter describes the emerging potential of cannabidiol and, possibly, other phytocannabinoids, as new therapeutic agents in schizophrenia, taking into account both preclinical data obtained ... More


Cannabis and Epilepsy

Claire M. Williams, Nicholas A. Jones, and Benjamin J. Whalley

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/9780199662685.003.0030
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Epilepsy is a progressive neurological disorder affecting approximately 1% of people whilst cannabis has a long, anecdotal history of use against seizures which has been studied clinically and ... More


Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Liver, Kidney, and Inflammatory Disorders

Pál Pacher and George Kunos

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/9780199662685.003.0031
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

There is increasing evidence that phytocannabinoids may exert beneficial effects in inflammatory, cardiovascular, metabolic, liver, and kidney disorders. This chapter briefly discusses the potential ... More


The Pharmacological History of Cannabis

Ethan B. Russo

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/9780199662685.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents a pharmacological history of cannabis, primarily in the form of a detailed chronology highlighting key developments from various cultures around the world that employed either ... More


Known Pharmacological Actions of Nine Nonpsychotropic Phytocannabinoids

Maria Grazia Cascio and Roger G. Pertwee

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/9780199662685.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Cannabis is known to be the source of several pharmacologically active phytocannabinoids that do not share the ability of Δ‎9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychotropic constituent of cannabis, to ... More


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