anandamide


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an·an·da·mide

(an-an'dă-mīd),
N-arachidonoylethanolamine, a brain lipid that binds to cannabinoid receptors; also found in cocoa.

anandamide

(ə-năn′də-mīd′)
n.
A neurotransmitter, C22H37NO2, found especially in the brain, that binds to the same receptors as cannabinoids and influences mood, appetite, motivation, perception of pain and pleasure, and memory. Anandamide is also found in small amounts in cocoa and chocolate.

anandamide

(ă-nan′dă-mīd″) [Sanskrit ananda, endlessness, eternal bliss + amide]
A neurotransmitter that binds to and activates cannabinoid receptors on brain cells.
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Although CBG does bind to the CB2 receptor, it has a low affinity toward both receptors and actually activates the endocannabinoid system by means of inhibiting anandamide uptake.
Anandamide binds to type 1 cannabinoid receptors (CB1), which are also activated by THC, the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana.
Cannabidiol enhances anandamide signaling and alleviates psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia.
In this study, the effect of anandamide on brain oxidative stress and the development of seizures in rats subjected to PTZ-kindling was investigated.
endocannabinoids, anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
Its best-documented effect is its ability to increase levels of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that counteracts stress.
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By these modulations, ECs, anandamide, and 2-arachidonylglycerol increase in systemic circulation, and this effect has been shown to relieve pain in animal models.
Other cannabinoids interact with it as well, such as anandamide - a compound produced naturally within our bodies.
The most important Hv1 activating factors are membrane depolarization, extracellular alkalization and anandamide. Zinc (Zn) is the most potent inhibitory factor for Hv1 channel activity (11, 15).
Acetaminophen (Tylenol and others) is a fairly weak painkiller on its own, but it reduces some pain chemicals and enhances the effect of anandamide, a cannabis-related mood-enhancing chemical made by our own bodies.
Blood levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide are increased in anorexia nervosa and in binge-eating disorder, but not in bulimia nervosa.