Rosaria Meccariello

University of Naples Parthenope

Dr. Rosaria Meccariello obtained a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and a PhD in Comparative Endocrinology from the University of Padova, Italy. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Biology at the Department of Movement and Wellness Sciences at the University of Naples “Parthenope,” Italy. She has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, books, proceedings and abstract books. She has experience as a reviewer for international journals and has served as an editor for scientific books, special issues and e-books. Dr. Meccariello is an expert in biology of reproduction, spermatogenesis, the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis, central and local activity of GnRH, endocannabinoid and kisspeptin systems, and epigenetics.

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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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