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Trends Neurosci. 1990 Oct;13(10):420-3.

The cannabinoid receptor: biochemical, anatomical and behavioral characterization.

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Department of Pharmacology, St Louis University School of Medicine, MO 63104.


The actions of the active principle of marihuana, delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, are mimicked by synthetic cannabinoid agonists showing high potency and enantio-selectivity in behavioral assays. These drugs have been used to characterize cannabinoid receptor binding, biochemistry and pharmacology, leading to a better understanding of the effects of cannabinoids in the CNS of humans and experimental animals.

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