Endogenous cannabinoids and appetite.

  title={Endogenous cannabinoids and appetite.},
  author={Tim C. Kirkham and Claire M Williams},
  journal={Nutrition research reviews},
  volume={14 1},
Since pre-history, Cannabis sativa has been exploited for its potent and manifold pharmacological actions. Amongst the most renowned of these actions is a tendency to provoke ravenous eating. The characterization of the psychoactive principals in cannabis (exogenous cannabinoids) and, more recently, the discovery of specific brain cannabinoid receptors and their endogenous ligands (endocannabinoids) has stimulated research into the physiological roles of endocannabinoid systems. In this review… CONTINUE READING
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