Pharmacological Actions of Cannabinoids

  • R. G. Pertwee
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 168)


Mammalian tissues express at least two types of cannabinoid receptor, CB1 and CB2, both G protein coupled. CB1 receptors are expressed predominantly at nerve terminals where they mediate inhibition of transmitter release. CB2 receptors


Cannabinoid receptors Cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists Abnormal-cannabidiol Cannabidiol Inverse agonism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Pertwee
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  1. 1.School of Medical Sciences, Institute of Medical SciencesUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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