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ACEA/ ARACHIDONYL/ CHLOROETHYLAMIDE a synthetic, CB1 agonist
ACHILLES TENDINITIS
ACNE
ACQUIRED NEUROMYOTONIA (Isaac's syndrome)
ACUPUNCTURE
ADDICTION  (Physical)
ADHD
AGING
AIDS see HIV
ALCOHOLISM
ALLERGIES TO CANNABIS
ALZHEIMER'S
AM 1346 a synthetic cannabinoid
AMOTIVATIONAL SYNDROME
AMYOTTROPHIC ATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)
ANECDOTAL (personal stories)
ANGIOGENESIS (the formation of new blood vessels)
ANOREXIA
ANTI-BACTERIAL
ANTI-FUNGAL
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
ANTI-OXIDANT
ANXIOLYTIC
APPETITE STIMULANT
ARCACHIDONYL-2'-CHLOROETHYLAMIDE (ACEA) a synthetic cannabinoid
ARTERIES see HEART DISEASE
ARTHRITIS
ASTHMA
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD/ADHD)
ATHEROSCLEROSIS (hardening of the arteries)
ATOPIC DERMATITIS (type of eczema)
AUTISM
Acetylcholine – a common neurotransmitter
Achalasia - a disease of the esophagus, a failure of smooth muscle fibers to relax
Acute - sharp or severe in effect; intense
Adenosine - a compound that makes you tired
Adipose tissue - fat
Adipocyte – a fat cell
Adjunct – a medication used in conjunction with another to help it work better
2-AG - A “messenger chemical” made by your body – similar to THC
Agonist – a chemical that activates a receptor
Allodynia - pain due to a stimulus which does not normally cause pain, (ie- a light touch)
Allosteric - works through a “back door” mechanism, not the usual binding site
Amygdala – an area of the brain that plays a key role in the processing of emotions
Analgesic – pain relieving
Analogue – a synthetic versionAnandamide/ AEA - a “messenger chemical” made by your body – similar to THC
Anaplasia – normal cells de-evolving and degrading into cancer cells
Anapyrexia - body temp dropping below normal
Angiogenesis - making new blood vessels, often to feed a tumor
Anorectic - Pertaining to anorexia, a lack of appetite
Antagonist – a chemical that blocks the action of an agonist
Antigen - a substance which causes an immune response
Anti-nociception - pain relieving
Anxiolytic – calming, anti-anxiety
Apoptosis - a process that leads to the normally programed death of a cell.
Aqueous humor – the liquid between the colored iris and the clear cornea of your eye
Arachidonic acid - an Omega 6
Astrocytes – Glial cells that link the vascular system to its neighboring neurons
Ataxia - lack of muscle coordination during movements like walking, or picking up objects
Atherogenesis – the formation of arterial plaques, as in atherosclerosis
Autapse - a synapse formed by the axon of a neuron on its own dendrites
Autocatalysis – when a single chemical reaction happens
Autocrine – when a cell secretes a compound that binds to receptors on the same type of cell.
Autopathic - relating to the structure and characteristics of adiseased organism. Idiopathic.
Autophagy – the cell self-destructs, literally “eats itself”