Rosaria Meccariello

Dr. Rosaria Meccariello received her degree in biology from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and the PhD in comparative endocrinology from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1997 and 2004, respectively. Currently, she is associate professor of biology at the Department of Movement Sciences and Well-being at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy. She has published over 130 papers in various peer-reviewed international journals, books, proceedings and abstract books. She has experience as reviewer/editorial board member for international journals, guest editor for International Journal of Endocrinology and Frontiers, book editor for Intech and lastly she is the Editor in Chief of the journal Recent Patents on Endocrine Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery. She is an expert in biology of reproduction, hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis, spermatogenesis and sperm quality.

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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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