Psychopharmacology of the endocannabinoids: far beyond anandamide

  title={Psychopharmacology of the endocannabinoids: far beyond anandamide},
  author={F. A. Pamplona and R. N. Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={22 - 7}
  • F. A. Pamplona, R. N. Takahashi
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • The study of endocannabinoid pharmacology has proceeded from the discovery of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound in Cannabis sativa, to the identification of an endogenous endocannabinoid system that is essential for physiological modulation of neuronal functions. We have not yet achieved a complete understanding of the various roles of the endocannabinoids, but this is one of the fastest-growing fields in psychopharmacology. This review starts with a brief historical… CONTINUE READING
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