Distribution of the endocannabinoid system in the central nervous system

Shu-Jung Hu, Ken Mackie

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Abstract

The endocannabinoid system consists of endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), the enzymes that synthesize and degrade endocannabinoids, and the receptors that transduce the effects of endocannabinoids. Much of what we know about the function of endocannabinoids comes from studies that combine localization of endocannabinoid system components with physiological or behavioral approaches. This review will focus on the localization of the bestknown components of the endocannabinoid system for which the strongest anatomical evidence exists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Experimental Pharmacology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages59-93
Number of pages35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 29

Publication series

NameHandbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Volume231
ISSN (Print)0171-2004
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0325

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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    Hu, S-J., & Mackie, K. (2015). Distribution of the endocannabinoid system in the central nervous system. In Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology (pp. 59-93). (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology; Vol. 231). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20825-1_3