The 21st century will witness the unprecedented marketing of therapeutic drugs developed from cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids is a timely volume, which represents a comprehensive review of the most important issues in cannabinoid research as well as those of most likely therapeutic relevance. For the first time, the multi-faceted aspects of cannabinoid chemistry, biology and medicine are presented in one volume. Key topics of discussion:
-major families of phytocannabinoids; -pharmacological activity of phytocannabinoids; -interactions of phytocannabinoids with their proposed molecular target; -components of the endocannabinoid system; -molecular mechanisms of the endocannabinoid system; -Physiological and pathological role of endocannabinoids; -industrial applications of studies on the cannabinoids; -therapeutic uses of agonists and antagonists of cannabinoids receptors. This book is a must for graduate and pre- and post-doctoral students in disciplines ranging from organic and natural product chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry and medicine.