Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential

Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential

by Ethan B Russo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789015072

ISBN-13: 9780789015075

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Study the latest research findings by international experts!

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

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Study the latest research findings by international experts!

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789015075
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Definitions and Explanations
Pt. IBotany, Taxonomy, Chemistry, and History
Ch. 1Botany of Natural Cannabis Medicines3
Ch. 2Taxonomy of Cannabinoids15
Ch. 3Chemical Constituents of Cannabis27
Ch. 4History of Cannabis in Western Medicine37
Pt. IIPharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
Ch. 5Effects of Cannabis and the Cannabinoids55
Ch. 6Pharmacokinetics67
Ch. 7Sites and Mechanisms of Action73
Ch. 8Mechanisms of Cannabinoid Analgesia89
Ch. 9Cannabinoids As Neuroprotectants Against Ischemia101
Ch. 10Possible Mechanisms in Autoimmune Diseases111
Pt. IIIIndications for Cannabis and THC
Ch. 11Review of Therapeutic Effects123
Ch. 12Medical Use of Cannabis: Experience in California143
Ch. 13Anorexia and Cachexia153
Ch. 14Antiemetic Effects of Cannabinoids165
Ch. 15Pain Therapy181
Ch. 16Migraine187
Ch. 17Spastic Disorders195
Ch. 18Movement Disorders205
Ch. 19Glaucoma and Cannabinoids215
Ch. 20Dependency and Cannabis225
Pt. IVRisks and Side Effects
Ch. 21Review of Unwanted Actions of Cannabis and THC233
Ch. 22Acute Effects of Cannabis and the Cannabinoids249
Ch. 23Cannabis and Dependence257
Ch. 24Pregnancy269
Ch. 25Immune System279
Ch. 26Hormonal System and Reproduction289
Ch. 27Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Psyche and Cognition299
Ch. 28Cannabis and Alcohol in Motor Vehicle Accidents313
Ch. 29Respiratory Risks from Marijuana Smoking325
Ch. 30Contaminants and Adulterants in Herbal Cannabis337
Ch. 31Practical Hints345
Pt. VOther Cannabinoids
Ch. 32Overview of Cannabinoids Under Investigation357
Ch. 33Cannabidiol: Possible Therapeutic Application359
Ch. 34Anandamides: Potential Glaucoma Medicine?371
Ch. 35Therapeutic Potential of Ajulemic Acid (CT3)381
Ch. 36HU-211: A Cannabinoid Neuroprotective Agent389
Pt. VIOther Constituents of Cannabis
Ch. 37Noncannabinoid Components401
Ch. 38Hemp Seed and Hemp Oil411
Resources427
Index429

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