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NCJ Number: 119740 Find in a Library
Title: Update on Cannabis Research
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October-December 1985)  Pages:3-13
Author(s): S Husain; I Khan
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 10
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article summarizes the harmful and therapeutic effects as well as future research directions on cannabis use as discussed in a symposium sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) at Oxford University in the United Kingdom in 1984.
Abstract: Use of cannabis has damaging effects on the brain, heart, and endocrine functions. The brain functions are altered mainly through acetylcholine turnover in the hyppocampus region. The heart workload is increased together with increased plasma volume and postural hypotension, and the endocrine functions of both males and females are adversely affected. Key topics discussed are analysis and detection of cannabinoids and their metabolites in biological fluids for establishing pharmacokinetic parameters and for forensic purposes. However, certain clinical utility for cannabinoids in treatment of glaucoma, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, pain and depression are valuable. 9 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Marijuana
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Drug analysis; Drug effects
Note: Special issue on Cannabis
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