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Handbook of Cannabis




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 08/2016





Note Editore

Truly global in scope and with contributions from leading researchers around the world, The Handbook of Cannabis is the definitive resource on this fascinating drug. Combining scientific perspectives and clinical applications, it covers a vast array of topics, from why over the centuries cannabis has been used as a medicine, through the regulations facing those wishing to self-administer cannabis or provide cannabis-based medicines, to the chemical structure of its many constituents and the rapidly growing group of synthetic cannabinoids that are currently being used for 'legal highs'. With each chapter written by a group of one or more internationally recognised subject experts, it provides academics and researchers with authoritative scientific material on the main pharmacological actions and their effects, as well as their pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and forensic detection. In addition it also examines the complex morphology, cultivation, harvesting, and processing of cannabis and the ways in which the plant's chemical composition can be controlled. As well as offering a raft of scientific information there is extensive coverage of cannabinoid-based medicines. Helping readers to identify and evaluate their benefits, chapters explore pharmacological actions and the effects that seem to underlie approved therapeutic uses, how they are currently used to treat certain disorders, and the ever-growing number of wide-ranging potential clinical applications. There is also coverage of both the legal and illegal sources of cannabis, including 'coffee shops' and 'cannabis dispensaries'. The complex issue of 'recreational cannabis' is also tackled. The sought-after and adverse psychological and non-psychological effects are described and discussions are included on how some adverse effects can be lessened by at least one constituent of cannabis, and that it might be possible to reduce the harm that cannabis does to some by changing current regulatory policies. The Handbook of Cannabis is a one-stop reference; essential reading for all clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists interested in this drug, as well as those working in the field of public health.




Sommario

1 - Constituents of Cannabis Sativa
2 - The Pharmacological History of Cannabis
3 - International Control of Cannabis
4 - Cannabis Horticulture
5 - Cannabis Phenotypes (Chemotypes) of Cannabis
6 - Known Pharmacological Actions of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and of Four Other Chemical Constituents of Cannabis that Activate Cannabinoid Receptors
7 - Known Pharmacological Actions of Nine Non-Psychotropic Phytocannabinoids
8 - Effects of Phytocannabinoids on Neurotransmission in the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
9 - Cannabinoids and Addiction
10 - Effects of Phytocannabinoids on Anxiety, Mood, and the Endocrine System
11 - Phytocannabinoids and the Cardiovascular System
12 - Phytocannabinoids and the Gastrointestinal System
13 - Reproduction and Cannabinoids: Ups and Downs, Ins and Outs
14 - Phytocannabinoids and the Immune System
15 - Non-Phytocannabinoid Constituents of Cannabis and Herbal Synergy
16 - Cannabinoid Pharmacokinetics and Disposition in Alternative Matrices
17 - Self-Medication with Cannabis
18 - Cannabis Distribution: Coffee Shops to Dispensaries
19 - Development of Cannabis-Based Medicines: Regulatory Hurdles/Routes in Europe and the United States
20 - Licensed Cannabis-Based Medicines: Benefits and Risks
21 - Synthetic Psychoactive Cannabinoids Licensed as Medicines
22 - Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice: A UK Perspective
23 - Effect of Phytocannabinoids on Nausea and Vomiting
24 - Established and Emerging Concepts of Cannabinoid Action on Food Intake and their Potential Application to the Treatment of Anorexia and Cachexia
25 - Pain
26 - Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis
27 - Neurodegenerative Disorders Other Than Multiple Sclerosis
28 - Cannabidiol/Phytocaanabinoids: A New Opportunity for Schizophrenia Treatment
29 - Phytocannabinoids as Novel Therapeutic Agents for Sleep Disorders
30 - Cannabis and Epilepsy
31 - Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Liver, Kidney, and Inflammatory Disorders
32 - Phytocannabinoids and Skin Disorders
33 - Phytocannabinoids in Degenerative and Inflammatory Retinal Diseases: Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Uveoretinitis
34 - Bone As a Target for Cannabinoid Therapy
35 - Cancer
36 - Desired and Undesired Effects of Cannabis on the Human Mind and Psychological Well-Being
37 - Recreational Cannabis: The Risk of Schizophrenia
38 - Nonpsychological Adverse Effects
39 - Harm Reduction Policies for Cannabis
40 - Cannabinoid Designer Drugs: Effects and Forensics




Autore

Roger Pertwee has three degrees from the University of Oxford: MA (in biochemistry), D.Phil. (in pharmacology) and D.Sc. (in physiological sciences). He is Professor of Neuropharmacology at the University of Aberdeen, Director of Pharmacology for GW Pharmaceuticals, co-chairman of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Subcommittee on Cannabinoid Receptors, a co-ordinator of the British Pharmacological Society's Special Interest Group on Cannabinoids, and visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire. He has also served as chairman of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM; 2005-2007) and twice as President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS; 1997-1998; 2007-2008), and is currently ICRS International Secretary and also a member of the IACM board of directors.







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Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780198792604

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Handbooks in Psychopharmacology
Dimensioni: 247 x 40.3 x 171 mm Ø 1294 gr
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 784






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