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Anandamide

Anandamide compared to THC
Anandamide was discovered in 1992 by a team working for Raphael Mechaloum. Its name comes from ananda, the Sanskrit word for "bliss", and its is also known in scientific terms as N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA, and is a naturally occurring cannabinoid within the human body. Anandamide closely resembles tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Anandamide has an effect on both the CB₁ and CB₂ receptors; wit...
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The endocannabinoid system and pain.

Authors: Guindon J1, Hohmann AG. AbstractThe therapeutic potential of cannabinoids has been the topic of extensive investigation following the discovery of cannabinoid receptors and their endogenous ligands. Cannabinoid receptors and their endogenous ligands are present at supraspinal, spinal and peripheral levels. Cannabinoids suppress behavioral responses to noxious stimulation and suppress n...
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