Cannabinoid Receptors

Cannabinoid receptors are specialized proteins found throughout the body, particularly in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. They are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in various physiological processes, including mood regulation, pain perception, immune function, appetite, and memory.

Cannabinoid receptors work by binding to endogenous cannabinoids produced by the body, such as anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), as well as exogenous cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as THC and CBD. When a cannabinoid binds to a cannabinoid receptor, it triggers a series of cellular signaling pathways that influence various physiological processes.

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