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Cannabinoids in Health and Disease

Edited by Rosaria Meccariello

University of Naples Parthenope


Rosanna Chianese

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy

This book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge of cannabinoid activity in human physiology and points out the importance of endocannabinoid system for the maintenance of human health and treatment of diseases. Each chapter has been organized with the aim to cover basic concepts in the modulation of endocannabinoid system in both physiological and pathological conditions, thanks to the integration of data from experimental animal models and clinical observations. A special focus has been put on the medical use of cannabinoids and on the targeting of endocannabinoid system as new therapeutic strategy for the prevention and treatment of human diseases. Taken together, this book targets a wide audience of basic and clinical scientists, teachers and students interested in gaining a better understanding in the field of cannabinoids.

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Cannabinoids in Health and DiseaseEdited by Rosaria Meccariello

Published: June 15th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61595

ISBN: 978-953-51-2430-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2429-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4198-3

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

17381 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Endocannabinoid System in Human Physiology

By Rosanna Chianese and Rosaria Meccariello


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2. Endocannabinoid Signaling in Neural Circuits of the Olfactory and Limbic System

By Thomas Heinbockel, Ze-Jun Wang, Edward A. Brown and Paul T. Austin


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3. The Potential Therapeutic Role of the Cannabinoid System in Neurological Disorders of the Basal Ganglia: An Overview

By Gabriela Aguilera and Abel Santamaría


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4. Cannabinoids and Motor Control of the Basal Ganglia: Therapeutic Potential in Movement Disorders

By Teresa Morera-Herreras, Cristina Miguelez, Asier Aristieta, María Torrecilla, José Ángel Ruiz-Ortega and Luisa Ugedo


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5. Therapeutic Potential of Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoids by Targeting at Glycine Receptors

By Li Zhang


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6. Dietary Omega-6/Omega-3 and Endocannabinoids: Implications for Brain Health and Diseases

By Clémentine Bosch-Bouju and Sophie Layé


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7. The Endocannabinoid-Like Derivative Oleoylethanolamide at the Gut–Brain Interface: A “Lipid Way” to Control Energy Intake and Body Weight

By Maria Beatrice Passani and Roberto Coccurello


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8. Cannabinoid CB1/CB2 Receptors in the Heart: Expression, Regulation, and Function

By Elena Kaschina


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9. The Role for the Endocannabinoid System in Cardioprotection and Myocardial Adaptation

By Oliver Dewald and Georg D. Duerr


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10. Cannabinoids: Drug or Medication?

By Léa Giron and Katia Befort


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