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endogenous anandamide receptor ligand- why????

Todd I. Stark stark at dwovax.enet.dec.com
Thu May 12 13:23:08 EST 1994

spbcnsp at ucl.ac.uk (Mr Neville Steven Percy) writes...
>Kenneth Wu writes:
>>Can anyone suggest possible reasons for an endogenous anandamide receptor
>>agonist which, presumably, would have some analgesic properties, if the
>>endorphins are already present and in use as a system for pain management?
>>Also, would there be any use for an agonsist which has marijuana-like
>>short term memory-killing properties?
>We-ell... You say 'endorphins', implying that you accept the need for more than 
>one of _them_, so why not others too?  

Aren't there also several types of observations of non-opioid analgesia 
in pain literature (or at least analgesia not mediated by naloxone or 
naltrexone) ?

							kind regards,

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