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Cannabis for pain

... used it at all, or had tried it infrequently. The cannabinoid extract was given over eight weeks, and participants' pain levels monitored. Asked to rate their improvement in pain relief on a scale from one to 10, the majority rated it at "between 9 and 10". Without their knowledge, a placebo was introduced dur...

Medications to Prevent Relapse to Cocaine Use

...rug Abuse (NIDA), found that the same system — the cannabinoid system — that governs the pharmacological actions ...ses underlying relapse to cocaine use. By blocking cannabinoid receptor activity with chemical antagonists, the investigators prevented relapse to cocaine use indu...

Gene glitches connecting pot with Schizophrenia

...ound abundantly in the brain. The chemical, called cannabinoid receptor protein, studs the surfaces of brain cell...the first to report a potential abnormality of the cannabinoid system in schizophrenia. The importance of a finding here cannot be overstated, in that it would for...

Drug Keeps The Weight Off

...n that the drug Rimonabant (Acomplia) a selective cannabinoid receptor blocker (CB1), can help obese patients keep weight off // . Supplementation with 20 milligrams of rimonabant a day resulted in a significant decrease in body weight and waist circumference -- a marker of cardiovascularly dangerous visceral f...

Cannabinoids drug for inflammatory bowel

...n colon cell lines to establish the binding of the cannabinoid compounds and in her wound healing experiments. Increased CB2 receptors are found in colonic tissue characteristic of inflammatory bowel disease. They found that the Cannabinoids helps in wound healing of the surface by CB1 related receptor mechani...

Cannabinoids - Antidepressant And Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

...er 60 active ingredients in cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid may be showing evidence of nerve regeneration. ...ere given various high level dosages of artificial cannabinoid HU210 for a month and were found that the animals have nerve cell regeneration in their hippocampus....

Marijuana Compound Offers Hope In Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

...the Medical College of Georgia studied the role of cannabinoid receptors and said the compound they had found could defend against diabetic retinopathy. Liou studied the compound in diabetic animal models and found that it works to interrupt essentially all destructive points of action that cause vision loss i...

Marijuana Use Can Compromise Pregnancy

...e body it acts by binding to two receptors, called cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 (CB1 and 2). These are the receptors found in the brain as well as in sperm, eggs and newly formed embryos.In normal conditions the two receptors are activated by a signaling molecule called anandamide, which is synthesized by an en...

Latest Weight-Loss Pill Offers Modest Results, Blocks 'Munchies'

...ce may be in how rimonabant works, by blocking the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Brownell called rimonabant’s ability to suppress munchies "an interesting finding. The issue of food and addiction hasn’t been explored very much; it should be." The review authors noted that the four reviewed studies were sp...

Cannabis Chemicals May Alleviate Post-Eating Stomach Cramps

...ng compound in marijuana, known as a non-selective cannabinoid agonist. The researchers found that dronabinol relaxes the colon and reduces post-eating contractions and cramping. Further, the effects were most pronounced in females. “The potential for cannabinoids to modulate colonic motor function in disease ...

Synthetic Cannabinoid Could Improve Fertility in Smokers

...nd colleagues also showed that human sperm contain cannabinoid receptors, which respond to marijuana, as well as ...ists indicates that the cholinergic system and the cannabinoid system naturally regulate human sperm and help prepare them for fertilizing an egg," she said. "Our ...

New Compound May Improve Fertility in Smokers

...nd colleagues also showed that human sperm contain cannabinoid receptors, which respond to marijuana, as well as ...ists indicates that the cholinergic system and the cannabinoid system naturally regulate human sperm and help prepare them for fertilizing an egg," she said. "Our ...

Natural Brain Substance Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

...e needed. Smoking marijuana, by contrast, floods cannabinoid receptors scattered throughout the brain with THC, the active ingredient in the plant that mimics the brain's own signaling compound. That has potent effects but there's no evidence it can help problems in the dopamine-endocannabinoid system affected...

Marijuana Helps to Combat Lung Cancer

...g builds on the recent discovery of the body's own cannabinoid system, Preet said. Known as endocannabinoids, the natural cannabinoids stimulate appetite and control pain and inflammation. THC seeks out, attaches to and activates two specific endocannabinoids that are present in high amounts on lung cancer cel...

Cannabinoids Regulate Inflammation Process

...e chemists shelves in the 1930s. THC acts on the cannabinoid receptors, of which there are two types, CB1 and C...genetically modified strains of mice in which both cannabinoid receptors are dysfunctional. And it was in precisely these strains that the inflammation occurred,' ...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

... is involved in nicotines action in the brain the cannabinoid 1 receptor. These CB1 receptor antagonists could therefore form part of a therapeutic programme aimed at helping individuals quit smoking, although this drug has not yet been approved as a smoking cessation treatment in the USA or in Europe. To se...

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