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The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Eur J Pharmacol. See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Nausea and vomiting emesis are important elements in defensive or protective responses that animals use to avoid ingestion or digestion of potentially harmful substances.
Cannabis, serotonin, emesis, brainstem, insular cortex, CB 1 receptor, CB 2 receptor. Introduction Reflex mechanisms that serve to protect a host from injury and disability represent important and frequently well-conserved adaptations to a hostile external environment. The endocannabinoid system at sites in the brain and gastrointestinal tract involved in nausea and vomiting The key components of the brain-gut circuitry mediating emesis have been well described Andrews and Horn, ; Hornby, Anti-emetic effects of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids Cannabis is a well-known anti-emetic whose actions have been extensively reviewed Cotter, ; Darmani and Chebolu, ; Izzo and Sharkey, ; Parker et al.
Cannabinoids and endocannabinoids in the control of nausea in humans There is clearly a need of treatments for acute, delayed and anticipatory nausea in chemotherapy treatment e. Cannabinoid and endocannabinoid regulation of nausea in animal models Animal models of vomiting have been valuable in elucidating the neural mechanisms of the emetic reflex Hornby, ; however, the central mechanisms regulating nausea are still not well understood Andrews and Horn, Contextually-elicited conditioned gaping reactions: A model of anticipatory nausea Rats not only display conditioned gaping reactions when re-exposed to a flavor previously paired with a nausea-inducing drug, but they also display conditioned gaping reactions when re-exposed to a context previously paired with a nausea-inducing drug Chan et al.
Future directions in using the endocannabinoid system in the treatment of nausea and vomiting As can be appreciated from the discussion in the previous sections, we believe that the endocannabinoid system has the potential to be used for the treatment of nausea and likely as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of emesis, particularly delayed emesis, where current therapies are limited in their degree of efficacy.
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It is unclear why cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is disproportionately uncommon in recognition of how widely used cannabis is throughout the world. There may be genetic differences between cannabis users that affect one's risk for developing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
The pathophysiology of the syndrome is also unclear, especially with regards to the effect of cannabinoids on the gut. The long-term outcomes of patients that have suffered from cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is unknown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment—a Systematic Review". Journal of Medical Toxicology.
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While some serious conditions are associated with nausea, most causes of stomach discomfort are not serious. However, nausea and vomiting are uncomfortable and in some instances can prevent the consumption of much-needed medications, such as chemotherapy.
In some cases, nausea and vomiting side effects can be so debilitating that they prevent patients from continuing with treatments. The triggering of nausea and vomiting is handled by a special center in the brain — the area postrema of the dorsal vagal complex DVC.
The postrema responds to chemical inputs from medications and hormones, and then sends signals to the digestive system to either stimulate or suppress nausea. If you consume a toxin, an illness-inducing food, or a nausea-causing medicine for example, the postrema responds by triggering nausea. The postrema also helps address any conflicts in balance and vision that can cause motion sickness.
Considerable evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in the regulation of nausea and vomiting.
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However, the regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system has shed new knowledge in this field. When cannabinoid receptor CB1 is stimulated vomiting is suppressed (). There is . Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids. British Journal of. including for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. In response to their inability to manage patients' chemotherapy-induced nausea and.