American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. THC.
- n. organic chemistry The psychoactive substance present in cannabis, a hydrogenated derivative of cannabinol.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem. & Med.) A chemical substance (C21H20O2) which is produced by the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), and is the physiologically active agent of dried preparations of that plant, called variously marijuana, hashish, ganja, hemp, etc.; also called
THC. It causes the euphoric effect for which the preparations are smoked or chewed. It is used in medicine in a purified form as an antiemetic (an antinausea agent), especially in conjunction with chemotherapy of cancer. It occurs primarily as the Δ1-3,4-trans isomer, also called Δ9-THC, with small amounts of the Δ6-3,4-trans isomer detectable at about 1%. It is a controlled substance, classified as a hallucinogen, and its possession or distribution is illegal in almost all states of the United States.
- n. psychoactive substance present in marijuana
- From tetra- + hydro- + cannabinol. (Wiktionary)
“THC is the acronym of a substance in plants called tetrahydrocannabinol, aka Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol.”
“The active drug in marijuana, the part that makes you high, is called tetrahydrocannabinol, THC.”
“What medical marijuana does, also called tetrahydrocannabinol, is it mimics those effects.”
“The tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the toxic, potent ingredient, really is very, very powerful and that's probably the reason that marijuana leads the list in terms of diagnosis for drugs, drug problems among young people.”
“The results of the forensic-chemical tests on 18 January determined that 2,003.97 grams of a narcotic substance confiscated from citizen Haydarov are tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the narcotic element of marijuana," Lieutenant Norbutayev's decision further reads.”
“Stultz said Conner also tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is found in marijuana.”
“The substance known as tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), which was the subject of the study we are looking at, belongs to the family of compounds known as cannabinoids, which are closely related to pain-relieving molecules released by our own bodies.”
“Another lesser-known contradiction of federal cannabis policies has to do with the THC tetrahydrocannabinol pill Marinol.”
“But the drug that showed promise when injected into food or cigarettes was tetrahydrocannabinol acetate, an extract of Indian hemp.”
“The compounds, which were not designed for human consumption, mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient in cannabis that gives users a high.”
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