Endocannabinoid | Noun
- A natural chemical produced by the body that binds to cannabinoid receptors. Anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are prevalent cannabinoids created by the body. Endocannabinoids share a likeness into plant-produced cannabinoids called phytocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are responsible for regulating the human mind, endocrine, and immune systems and play an essential part in keeping the body’s homeostasis, or internal regulatory equilibrium.
US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health:
- Getting High on the Endocannabinoid System
- Endocannabinoids protect from tardive dyskinesia induced by antipsychotic medication
- Endocannabinoid System Components: Overview and Tissue Distribution
Science Direct: Endocannabinoids