Pharmacological actions and therapeutic uses of cannabis and cannabinoids

R N Kumar, W A Chambers, R G Pertwee

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Abstract

This review highlights the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacological actions, therapeutic uses and adverse effects of cannabinoids. The effect of cannabinoids on anaesthesia is mentioned briefly. Important advances have taken place in cannabinoid research over the last few years mid have led to the discovery of novel ligands. The possible clinical applications of these ligands and the direction of future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1068
Number of pages10
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume56
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • ataractics, marijuana
  • pharmacology
  • INDUCED ANTINOCICEPTION
  • MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS
  • RECEPTOR LIGANDS
  • CB1 RECEPTORS
  • LUNG-CANCER
  • MARIJUANA
  • AGONIST
  • PAIN
  • RATS
  • DELTA-9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL

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