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anandamide

noun anan·da·mide \ə-ˈnan-də-ˌmīd\

Definition of ANANDAMIDE

:  a derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain and in some foods (as chocolate) and that binds to the same brain receptors as the cannabinoids (as THC)
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Origin of ANANDAMIDE

Sanskrit ānanda joy, bliss + English amide
First Known Use: 1992
Medical Dictionary

anandamide

noun anan·da·mide \ə-ˈnan-də-ˌmīd\

Medical Definition of ANANDAMIDE

:  a derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain and in some foods (as chocolate) and that binds to the same brain receptors as the cannabinoids (as THC)

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