CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors Mediate Cognitive Deficits And Structural Plasticity Changes During Nicotine Withdrawal

Addiction to Nicotine

Key Findings

Tobacco withdrawal is associated with deficits in cognitive function, including attention, working memory, and episodic memory. An increase of 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), but not anandamide, was observed during nicotine withdrawal. The findings of this study underline the interest of CB1R as a target to improve cognitive performance during early nicotine withdrawal.

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Link: CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors Mediate Cognitive Deficits And Structural Plasticity Changes During Nicotine Withdrawal

Year: 2016

DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.07.007


Ratings

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Addiction to Nicotine — 2


Possible to probable range of efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Nicotine according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

CB1 cannabinoid receptors