Étiquette : neuron activity

The effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the dopamine system, Michael A P Bloomfield et al., 2016

The effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the dopamine system Michael A P Bloomfield, Abhishekh H Ashok, Nora D Volkow, and Oliver D Howes Nature, 2016, 539, 7629, 369–377. doi : 10.1038/nature20153.   Preface Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, is a pressing concern to global mental health. Patterns of use are changing drastically due to legalisation, availability of synthetic analogues (‘spice’), cannavaping and aggrandizements in the purported therapeutic effects of cannabis. Many of THC’s reinforcing effects are mediated by the dopamine system. Due to complex cannabinoid-dopamine interactions there is conflicting evidence from human and animal research fields. Acute THC causes increased dopamine release and neuron [...]

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