Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is part of the human body and made up of:

1) Cannabinoid receptor proteins that are positioned along the spine and nerves of the body.

2) Cannabinoids that are naturally produced within the body.

 

The above definition is a simplified version of the following endocannabinoid system definition:

 

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.

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