Endocannabinoids in the regulation of appetite and body weight.

  title={Endocannabinoids in the regulation of appetite and body weight.},
  author={Tim C. Kirkham},
  journal={Behavioural pharmacology},
  volume={16 5-6},
The discovery of cannabinoid receptors, together with the development of selective cannabinoid receptor antagonists, has encouraged a resurgence of cannabinoid pharmacology. With the identification of endogenous agonists, such as anandamide, scientists have sought to uncover the biological role of endocannabinoid systems; initially guided by the long-established actions of cannabis and exogenous cannabinoids such as delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In particular, considerable research has… CONTINUE READING
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