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Wien Med Wochenschr. 2008;158(23-24):668-73. doi: 10.1007/s10354-008-0619-7.

[Cannabinoids in medicine].

[Article in German]

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rita.lenk@gmx.at

Abstract

Cannabinoids have been known for many centuries because of their various effects in healthcare. They are primarily effective in reducing nausea, vomiting, pain, anorexia, spasticity and depression. Some other effects are known, all seem to be mediated by cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system. In the past years, medical use has been proven in several studies. Today, the therapeutical use of cannabinoids in medicine is increasing, and access was made easier. Especially in pain-management and palliative care, they seem to be a valuable therapeutic option.

PMID:
19165445
DOI:
10.1007/s10354-008-0619-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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