The endocannabinoid system: emotion, learning and addiction.

@article{Moreira2008TheES,
  title={The endocannabinoid system: emotion, learning and addiction.},
  author={Fabr{\'i}cio A Moreira and Beat Lutz},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          196-212
        }
}
The identification of the cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1 receptor) was the milestone discovery in the elucidation of the behavioural and emotional responses induced by the Cannabis sativa constituent Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol. The subsequent years have established the existence of the endocannabinoid system. The early view relating this system to emotional responses is reflected by the fact that N-arachidonoyl ethanolamine, the pioneer endocannabinoid, was named anandamide after the… CONTINUE READING

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