Cannabinoids and the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Pertwee2001CannabinoidsAT,
  title={Cannabinoids and the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Roger G Pertwee},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={859-67}
}
The enteric nervous system of several species, including the mouse, rat, guinea pig and humans, contains cannabinoid CB1 receptors that depress gastrointestinal motility, mainly by inhibiting ongoing contractile transmitter release. Signs of this depressant effect are, in the whole organism, delayed gastric emptying and inhibition of the transit of non-absorbable markers through the small intestine and, in isolated strips of ileal tissue, inhibition of evoked acetylcholine release, peristalsis… CONTINUE READING
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