Download PDF by Linda A. Parker: Cannabinoids and the Brain (MIT Press)

By Linda A. Parker

ISBN-10: 0262035790

ISBN-13: 9780262035798

The hashish plant has been used for leisure and medicinal reasons for greater than 4,000 years, however the medical research into its results has just recently yielded important effects. during this publication, Linda Parker deals a assessment of the medical proof at the results of cannabinoids on mind and behavioral functioning, with an emphasis on strength healing makes use of. Parker describes the invention of tetrahydocannbinol (THC), the most psychoactive element of hashish, and the extra discovery of cannabinoid receptors within the mind. She explains that the mind produces chemical compounds just like THC, which act at the related receptors as THC, and indicates that the endocannabinoid process is concerned about all elements of mind functioning. Parker experiences that hashish comprises not just the psychoactive compound THC, but in addition different compounds of power healing gain, and that considered one of them, cannabidiol (CBD), indicates promise for the remedy of discomfort, anxiousness, and epilepsy. Parker studies the proof on cannabinoids and nervousness, melancholy, temper, sleep, schizophrenia, studying and reminiscence, habit, intercourse, urge for food and weight problems, chemotherapy-induced nausea, epilepsy, and such neurodegenerative issues as a number of sclerosis and Alzheimer's sickness. each one bankruptcy additionally hyperlinks the medical proof to ancient and anecdotal reviews of the medicinal use of hashish. As debate concerning the scientific use of marijuana keeps, Parker's balanced and goal evaluation of the elemental technological know-how and power healing results of hashish is mainly timely.

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