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Feeding induced by cannabinoids is mediated independently of the melanocortin system

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  • School Of Biomedical And Health Sciences
  • 1101 Medical Biochemistry And Metabolomics


Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, stimulate appetite, and cannabinoid receptor-1 (CB1-R) antagonists suppress appetite and promote weight loss. Little is known about how CB1-R antagonists affect the central neurocircuitry, specifically the melanocortin system that regulates energy balance.

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