Endocannabinoid Mechanisms Influencing Nausea

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Key Findings

One of the first recognized medical uses of Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol was treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Indeed, when nausea becomes conditionally elicited by the cues associated with chemotherapy treatment, known as anticipatory nausea (AN), currently available antiemetics are largely ineffective. Considerable evidence demonstrates that the endocannabinoid system regulates nausea in humans and other animals.

Information and Links


Link: Endocannabinoid Mechanisms Influencing Nausea

Year: 2015

DOI: 10.1016/bs.irn.2015.09.001


Ratings

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Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol