Marijuana derivative eyed for pain treatment blocks

August 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2010, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p95
The article reports on the synthetic cannabinoid, a cannabis-related compound called MDA19, which might provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of cannabis. A study published in the "Anesthesia & Analgesia" in a June issue claims that MDA 19 has the potential for alleviating neuropathic pain. The researchers found that MDA 19 has stronger effect on the cannabinoid chemical receptor (CB2) which can be found mainly in the peripheral immune system.


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