Cannabinoids by Roger G. PertweeCannabinoids by Roger G. Pertwee


EditorRoger G. Pertwee

Hardcover | March 21, 2005

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The present book is an outstanding summary of many aspects of cannabinoid research. It provides current knowledge about the pharmacology and therapeutic potential of cannabinoids as well as knowledge about the pharmacology, physiology, and pathology of the endogenous cannabinoid systems. The chapters are written by scientists who have made or are still making major contributions to the field. This book may well help generate novel ideas on how to approach the study of emotions.
Title:CannabinoidsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:784 pagesPublished:March 21, 2005Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:354022565X

ISBN - 13:9783540225652

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Table of Contents

Pharmacological Actions of Cannabinoids.- Cannabinoid Receptor Signaling.- Molecular Biology of Cannabinoid Receptors.- Analysis of the Endocannabinoid System by Using CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Knockout Mice.- The Biosynthesis, Fate and Pharmacological Properties of Endocannabinoids.- Modulators of Endocannabinoid Enzymic Hydrolysis and Membrane Transport.- Structural Requirements for Cannabinoid Receptor Probes.- Cannabinoid Receptors and Their Ligands: Ligand-Ligand and Ligand-Receptor Modelling Approaches.- The Phylogenetic Distribution and Evolutionary Origins of Endocannabinoid Signaling.- Distribution of Cannabinoid Receptors in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System.- Effects of Cannabinoids on Neurotransmission.- Retrograde Signaling by Endocannabinoids.- Effects on the Immune System.- Imaging of the Brain Cannabinoid System.- Cannabinoid Function in Learning, Memory and Plasticity.- Cannabinoid Control of Motor Function at the Basal Ganglia.- Cannabinoid Mechanisms of Pain Suppression.- Effects of Cannabinoids on Hypothalamic and Reproductive Function.- Cannabinoids and the Digestive Tract.- Cannabinoids: Cardiovascular Pharmacology.- Effects on Cell Viability.- Effects on Development.- Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism of Cannabinoids.- Cannabinoid Tolerance and Dependence.- Human Studies of Cannabinoids and Medicinal Cannabis.