endocannabinoid

endocannabinoid

(ĕn″dō-kŭ-năb′ĭn-oid, -kăn′ŭ-bĭn)
Any chemical produced by the body that stimulates receptors for Cannabis sativa in the central nervous system.
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Both products also include a safe, yet effective amount of whole hemp plant CBD, which is the only compound in the natural world that helps with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The aim of this study is to test whether mithocondrial and/or astrocytic CB1 receptors represent a functional link between endocannabinoid signalling in the brain and psychotic-like behaviours.
Lawrence Marnett paper's co-senior author said that because the "substrate selective" inhibitors developed at Vanderbilt increase endocannabinoid levels in the mouse without blocking prostaglandin production, scientists think that they will not have the gastrointestinal and possibly cardiovascular side effects that other NSAIDs do.
commented, "These results confirm previous findings with krill oil, demonstrating a reduction of an overactive endocannabinoid system in obese subjects.
The Journal of Neuroscience, for those of you who don't regularly read it, is a publication that most often focuses on articles about such things as endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol or phospholipid scramblase-1-induced lipid reorganization.
The endocannabinoid N-arachidonoyl-dopamine (NADA) is able to both, increase the glutamatergic transmission to dopaminergic neurons by binding to the vanilloid receptor 1, and decrease it by binding to the CB1 receptor.
Volume II surveys some of the psychological and biological aspects of addiction, with chapters on co-occurring trauma and substance use disorders, the role of allergies in addictions and mental illness, neurobiological mechanisms and cognitive components of addiction, and the endocannabinoid hypothesis of drug addition.
Pharmacologic interference with endocannabinoid signals during fetal development leads to long-lasting modifications of synaptic structure and function.
10) Recently, research has identified the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of receptors throughout the body that tends to be overactive in individuals who struggle with weight and weight-related health risks.
New data on rimonabant suggest that the selective endocannabinoid type 1-receptor blocker has beneficial effects on glycemic control and other risk factors in diabetic patients.
The drug works by blocking the brain's endocannabinoid system which regulates hunger and other urges.