endocannabinoid system


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endocannabinoid system

A family of short-lived phospholipid-derived agonists that activate receptors in the brain, liver, muscle, intestine and adipose tissue. The system has roles in regulating energy balance and obesity.
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The combination of THC and PEA may induce a reaction known as the "entourage effect," in which cannabinoids work together, or possess synergy, and affect the body in a mechanism similar to the body's own endocannabinoid system, which is a group of molecules and receptors in the brain that mediates the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
The members of the HUB come from a wide variety of backgrounds surrounding the legalities of cultivation, production, transformation and the ongoing studies of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system in humans and animals.
A century ago, medical science did not know of the existence of the endocannabinoid system or the role cannabinoids played in the health of the human body.
The company is associated with the Emerald Health Group, which comprises multiple companies advancing diverse botanical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system.
It will provide opportunities to enlighten medical practitioners on all aspects of cannabinoid therapies and the endocannabinoid system, and allow them to directly help patients in suggestive treatments.
His team's groundbreaking discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the human body that hosts receptors for cannabinoids was universally acclaimed and paved the way for today's understanding of the plant's therapeutic benefits.
That's why I'm excited about a new area of research that's investigating the endocannabinoid system and how it affects the brain and the immune system.
In this review, we overview the endocannabinoid system, its role in pain, inflammation, and immune regulation, and highlight the emerging challenges and therapeutic hopes.
CB1 has been identified for its compatibility, or its ability to interact with certain parts of the human brain called the endocannabinoid system.
amp;nbsp;The drug has positive effects on the endocannabinoid system, a network of receptors in the brain and nervous system that are linked to a number of physiological processes, (http://www.
Research into the therapeutic effects of cannabis has intensified in the past 20 years, after the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the human body.