Marihuana pp 415-424 | Cite as

Cannabinoids and the Inhibition of Prostaglandin Synthesis

  • J. F. Howes
  • P. F. Osgood
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During the last decade, there has been a rapid expansion of interest in both prostaglandins and cannabinoids. Prostaglandins are being recognized as basic to many physiological or pathological functions, and it is not surprising that many drugs interact with them. Evidence is accumulating that Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and other cannabinoidlike agents affect prostaglandin synthesis. For this to be a viable hypothesis, it is necessary to indicate clear physiological changes caused by Δ9-THC that are attributable to inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.


Arachidonic Acid Luteinizing Hormone Intraocular Pressure Prostaglandin Synthesis Luteinizing Hormone Secretion 
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