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endocannabinoids

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  • n. Plural form of endocannabinoid.

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  • At issue in the study are chemicals in the brain known as endocannabinoids, which scientists think are crucial to regulating things such as mood, anxiety and appetite, explained Piomelli, director of the UCI Center for Drug Discovery & Development.

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  • Normally the brain produces neurotransmitters - chemicals responsible for how cells communicate in the brain - called endocannabinoids.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • In previous papers, Stella and other scientists have noted that the body manufactures several cell signals that mimic the actions of marijuana-derived chemicals These signals are called endocannabinoids, a Latin-derived name for marijuana-like (cannabis) constituents created by the body's own cells (endo).

    R&D Mag - News

  • This notable lack of toxicity is arguably because cannabinoids mimic compounds our bodies naturally produce - so-called endocannabinoids - that are pivotal for maintaining proper health and, among other biological functions.

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  • This notable lack of toxicity is arguably because cannabinoids mimic compounds our bodies naturally produce - so-called endocannabinoids

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  • Further, they mimic compounds our bodies naturally produce - so-called endocannabinoids - that are pivotal for maintaining proper health and, among other biological functions.

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  • As for mode of action, there is a growing scientific literature concerning the body's ability to make substances called endocannabinoids, which resemble the active compounds in marijuana.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • "The body produces its own cannabinoid molecules, called endocannabinoids, which we have shown increase the permeability of the epithelium during inflammation, implying that overproduction may be detrimental," said Dr Wright.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The skin has joined the growing club of organs that is known to produce 'endocannabinoids' — the body's own reefer.

    Archive 2010-02-28

  • "endocannabinoids" (the brain's own marijuana) in combating stress and anxiety, an integral part of modern ...

    Brain Blogger

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