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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)

Origin of ANANDAMIDE

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

anandamide

noun anan·da·mide \ə-ˈnan-də-ˌmīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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