Category Archives: Cannabis Eduction

What is a Neurotransmitter?

Neurotransmitter

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This is our neurotransmitters aka chemical messengers

Also known as chemical messengers, are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission. They transmit signals across a chemical synapse, such as a neuromuscular junction, from one neuron (nerve cell) to another “target” neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell.

Neurotransmitters are released from synaptic vesicles in synapses into the synaptic cleft, where they are received by receptors on the target cells. Many neurotransmitters are synthesized from simple and plentiful precursors such as amino acids, which are readily available from the diet and only require a small number of biosynthetic steps to convert them. Neurotransmitters play a major role in shaping everyday life and functions.

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Cannabinoid Receptors

Understanding the Cannabinoid Receptors

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This is an example of the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor

Our understanding of the complexity of the Endocannabinoid system has evolved considerably since the cloning of the receptors in the early 1990s. Since then several endogenous ligands have been identified and their respective biosynthetic pathways unravelled.

This research has revealed the involvement of the cannabinoid system in a number of important physiological processes including the regulation of neurotransmitter release, pain and analgesia, energy homeostasis, and control of immune cell function. All of these events are mediated by two similar receptors, CB1 and CB2, which were initially thought to possess mutually exclusive expression profiles.

Recent advances have begun to dissolve such absolutes with the discovery of CB2 in brain tissue and identification of a range of functions for CB1 in peripheral tissues. With improved understanding of the cannabinoid system comes the illumination of various roles in disease pathologies and identification of potential therapeutic targets.

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Cannabinoids

Below is a list of Cannabis Cannabinoids that are found in the Cannabis Plant. There are still over 100 uncategorized Cannabinoids that exist. We are continuously striving to discover new properties and healing powers of the Cannabis Plant and its properties.

Cannabinoids are a class of diverse Chemical Compounds that act on Cannabinoid Receptors in cells that repress Neurotransmitter Release in the brain. Ligands for these receptor proteins include the Endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by humans and animals), the Phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants),

Cannabinoids

Cannabichromene (CBC)
Cannabichromevarin (CBCV)
Cannabicyclol (CBL)
Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiolic Acid (CBD-A)
Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
Cannabigerol (CBG)
Cannabigerovarin (CBGV)
Cannabinol (CBN)
Cannabivarin (CBV)
∆-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (∆-8-THC)
∆1-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A)
∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

Chemical Compound

CBC

What is a Chemical Compound

A Chemical Compound (or just compound if used in the context of chemistry) is an entity consisting of two or more atoms , at least two from different- elements; which associate via chemical bonds. There are four types of compounds, depending on how the constituent atoms are held together: molecules held together by covalent bonds, salts held together by ionic bonds, intermetallic compounds held together by metallic bonds, and certain complexes held together by coordinate covalent bonds.

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