The Endocannabinoid System: An Osteopathic Perspective

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“A person is the product of dynamic interaction between body, mind, and spirit—This holistic principle is exemplified by cannabinoid receptors, which span the field of psychoneuroimmunology. Taken together, CB1, CB2, and their endocannabinoid ligands represent a microcosm of mind-body medicine. The primary purpose of the current article is to review the expanding endocannabinoid literature beginning with exogenous compounds—Cannabis and plant cannabinoids—and then shift to the endogenous system, highlighting embryology and development, neuroprotection, autonomics and immunity, inflammation, apoptosis, hunger and feeding, and nociception and pain.”

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