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Cannabinoids in Health and Disease

Edited by Rosaria Meccariello

University of Naples Parthenope

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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

Copyright year: 2016

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9534 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

14 Dimensions Citations

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1. The Endocannabinoid System in Human Physiology

By Rosanna Chianese and Rosaria Meccariello

1044

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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

750

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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

781

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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

704

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

By Li Zhang

947

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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

1312

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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

1072

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

By Elena Kaschina

1119

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

By Oliver Dewald and Georg D. Duerr

774

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10. Cannabinoids: Drug or Medication?

By Léa Giron and Katia Befort

1031

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