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Overview - Anandamide (AEA)

Description of Anandamide (AEA)

Anandamide was the first endogenous (naturally occurring inside the human body) cannabinoid to be discovered in 1992 by R. Mechoulam, L. Hanus et al. The team named the compound combining the Sanskrit word for bliss, "ananda," and the word "amide" describing an organic chemical compound to arrive at the name anandamide. The naturally occurring enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) breaks down AEA.

Other Names:

Anandamide (N-arachidonyl ethanolamide)

Anandamide, Arachidonylethanolamide, Arachidonoyl ethanolamide, N-Arachidonoylethanolamine

IUPAC Name: (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenamide

Molecular Formula: C22H37NO2


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