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Endocannabinoids

Leslie L. Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter begins with a discussion of the discovery of naturally occurring cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. It then discusses the biosynthesis and inactivation of endocannabinoids, the ... More


Regulation of Autonomic Function by Visceral and Somatic Afferents

John C. Longhurst

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/9780195306637.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter discusses reflex autonomic regulation of the cardiovascular system by input from finely myelinated and unmyelinated sensory nerve fibers. The focus is on abdominal and cardiac visceral ... More


The Science of Marijuana

Leslie Iversen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190846848
eISBN:
9780190846879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846848.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Marijuana (cannabis) is the most widely used recreational drug after nicotine and alcohol. This book reviews the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence on cannabis—how it works, the role of ... 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


Pituitary Gland and Hypothalamus

Atul Kalhan (ed.)

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198729334
eISBN:
9780191916830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729334.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Questions Anterior pituitary cells are classified according to their staining properties and by their specific secretory products, which can be identified by immunocytochemical and electron ... More


Pain

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843177
eISBN:
9780191879067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843177.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter is dedicated to pain and analgesia, the area where most of the knowledge about the mechanisms of the placebo effect comes from. Expectation of pain reduction plays a crucial role in ... More


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