Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential

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Routledge, 5. sep. 2013 - 478 strani
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This comprehensive volume presents state-of-the-art scientific research on the therapeutic uses of cannabis and its derivatives. All too often, discussions of the potential medical uses of this substance are distorted by political considerations that have no place in a medical debate. Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential features fair, equitable discussion of this emerging and controversial medical topic by the world’s foremost researchers.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids examines the benefits, drawbacks, and side effects of medical marijuana as a treatment for various conditions and diseases. This book discusses the scientific basis for marijuana’s use in cases of pain, nausea, anorexia, and cachexia. It also explores its possible benefits in glaucoma, ischemia, spastic disorders, and migraine.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids examines all facets of the medical use of marijuana, including:
  • botany
  • history
  • biochemistry
  • pharmacology
  • clinical use
  • toxicology
  • side effects

    Cannabis and Cannabinoids is a reference work that will become indispensable to physicians, psychologists, researchers, biochemists, graduate students, and interested members of the public. No other book available offers this comprehensive, even-handed look at a deeply divisive subject.
 

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About the Editors
Preface
Botany of Natural Cannabis Medicines
Taxonomy of Cannabinoids
Chemical Constituents of Cannabis
History of Cannabis in Western Medicine
Effects of Cannabis and the Cannabinoids
Pharmacokinetics
Dependency and Cannabis
Review of Unwanted Actions of Cannabis
Acute Effects of Cannabis and the Cannabinoids
Cannabis and Dependence
Pregnancy
Immune System
Hormonal System and Reproduction
LongTerm Effects of Cannabis on Psyche

Sites and Mechanisms of Action
Mechanisms of Cannabinoid Analgesia
Cannabinoids As Neuroprotectants Against
Possible Mechanisms in Autoimmune Diseases
Review of Therapeutic Effects
Experience in California
Anorexia and Cachexia
Antiemetic Effects of Cannabinoids
Pain Therapy
Migraine
Spastic Disorders
Movement Disorders
Glaucoma and Cannabinoids
Cannabis and Alcohol in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Respiratory Risks from Marijuana Smoking
Contaminants and Adulterants in Herbal
Practical Hints
Overview of Cannabinoids Under Investigation
Potential Glaucoma Medicine?
Therapeutic Potential of Ajulemic Acid CT3
A Cannabinoid Neuroprotective Agent
Noncannabinoid Components
Hemp Seed and Hemp
Resources
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