endocannabinoid

noun
en·​do·​can·​na·​bi·​noid | \ ˌen-dō- kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯid How to pronounce endocannabinoid (audio) , -ˈka-nə-bə-ˌnȯid \
plural endocannabinoids

Definition of endocannabinoid

: any of several chemical compounds (such as anandamide) that are naturally produced within the body and bind to the same brain receptors as compounds (such as THC) derived from cannabis : cannabinoid sense 2a In other studies, endocannabinoid levels have been shown to increase after prolonged running and cycling, leading many scientists to conclude that endocannabinoids help to create runner's high.— Gretchen Reynolds

First Known Use of endocannabinoid

1997, in the meaning defined above

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“Endocannabinoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocannabinoid. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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endocannabinoid

noun
en·​do·​can·​na·​bi·​noid | \ ˌen-dō-ˈkan-ə-bə-ˌnȯid, -kə-ˈnab-ə- How to pronounce endocannabinoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of endocannabinoid

: any of several chemical compounds (as anandamide) that are naturally produced within the body and bind to the same brain receptors as compounds (as THC) derived from cannabis : cannabinoid sense 2a In other studies, endocannabinoid levels have been shown to increase after prolonged running and cycling, leading many scientists to conclude that endocannabinoids help to create runner's high.— Gretchen Reynolds Scientists have come to recognize that endocannabinoids interact with a specific neurological network—much the way that endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine do.— Hampton Sides

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