Are Opioid and Cannabinoid Receptors Friends with Benefits?


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Feb 22, 2020

The endocannabinoid system and the opioid system interact with each other in many different physiological processes. Both play an important role in pain management. Today, many people treat pain with either one, or they also use it together. There is even an overlap in memory and learning, mood, and addiction. The two systems share a neurochemical, neuroanatomical, and pharmacological characteristics. The opioid and endocannabinoid systems play a role in the control and development of addictions.

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