Tjeert T. Mensinga

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Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active constituent of cannabis. In recent years, the average THC content of some cannabis cigarettes has increased up to approximately 60 mg per cigarette (20% THC cigarettes). Acute cognitive and psychomotor effects of THC among recreational users after smoking cannabis cigarettes containing such high doses are(More)
All living systems need nitrogen for the production of complex organic molecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins, hormones and enzymes. Due to the intense use of synthetic nitrogen fertilisers and livestock manure in modern day agriculture, food (particularly vegetables) and drinking water may contain higher concentrations of nitrate than in the(More)
Object representations in working memory depend on neural firing that is phase-locked to oscillations in the theta band (4-8 Hz). Cannabis intake disrupts synchronicity of theta oscillations and interferes with memory performance. Sixteen participants smoked cigarettes containing 0.0, 29.3, 49.1, or 69.4 mg Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a(More)
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active constituent of cannabis. In recent years, the average THC content of some cannabis cigarettes has increased up to approximately 60 mg per cigarette (20% THC cigarettes). The pharmacokinetics of THC after smoking cannabis cigarettes containing more than approximately 35 mg THC (3.55% THC cigarettes) is(More)
We studied the relationship of the prevalence of a variety of respiratory symptoms to positive skin test reactivity (skin test index greater than or equal to 3) and/or eosinophilia (greater than or equal to 275 eosinophilic cells per cubic millimeter of blood) in a community-based population sample (N = 2805), adjusting for age, gender, area of residence,(More)
Purpose. To analyze the role of the kinetics of glycyrrhizic acid (GD) in its toxicity. A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model that has been developed for humans. Methods. The kinetics of GD, which is absorbed as glycyrrhetic acid (GA), were described by a human PBPK model, which is based on a rat model. After rat to human extrapolation, the(More)
This study investigated the determinants of sex-specific maximally attained levels of FEV(1), VC, and the ratio of FEV(1) to VC. Subjects were between the ages of 15 and 35 years (1,818 males and 1,732 females), participating in the Vlagtwedde/Vlaardingen study in The Netherlands. The subjects were followed (3-year intervals) with questionnaire, spirometry,(More)
Glycoalkaloids in potatoes may induce gastro-intestinal and systemic effects, by cell membrane disruption and acetylcholinesterase inhibition, respectively. The present single dose study was designed to evaluate the toxicity and pharmacokinetics of orally administered potato glycoalkaloids (alpha-chaconine and alpha-solanine). It is the first published(More)
The association of age, gender, number of eosinophils, area of residence, cigarette smoking, respiratory symptom prevalence, and FEV1 with the level of bronchial responsiveness was studied in a random sample of 2,216 subjects aged 15 to 72 yr. Subjects participated in the Dutch longitudinal study on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In 18 yr of(More)
We studied the relationship of skin test reactivity (sumscore greater than or equal to 3) and eosinophilia (greater than or equal to 275 cells/mm3 blood), separately and combined, to the level of FEV1 in a community cohort. We used the regression analysis technique, adjusting for age and area of residence, and stratifying by gender and cigarette smoking.(More)