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Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.

Key Findings:  Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia.

Type of Study:  Meta-analysis

Study Result:  Positive


Cannabinoids Studied:  Cannabidiol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), HU-x Synthetic Cannabinoids, SR-x Synthetic Cannabinoids, Cannabinoid (unspecified), Synthetic Cannabinoid (unspecified)

Phytocannabinoid Source:  Not Applicable

Form of Administration:  Not Applicable

Ligands Studied:  Glutamate


Study Location(s):  United States

Year of Pub:  1999


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