anandamide

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noun anan·da·mide \ə-ˈnan-də-ˌmīd\

Definition of anandamide

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

Origin and Etymology of anandamide

Sanskrit ānanda joy, bliss + English amide


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anandamide

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noun anan·da·mide \ə-ˈnan-də-ˌmīd\

Medical Definition of anandamide

  1. :  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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