tetrahydrocannabinol

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tetrahydrocannabinol

[¦te·trə¦hī·drə·kə′nab·ə‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C21H30O2 Any member of a group of isomers that are active components of marijuana. Abbreviated THC.
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Stability of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 11-hydroxy-THC, and 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC in blood and plasma.
The deficits in memory of word lists observed in current users were found to be related to their initial urinary concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-COOH).
This receptor molecule readily latches on to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana's active ingredient, says Sean Munro of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.
The drug marijuana is derived from the leaves, stems and other parts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, a psychoactive chemical which affects areas of the brain associated with pleasure, memory, thinking and coordinated movement.
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active ingredient in marijuana.
As a result, female rats preferentially metabolize delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to its highly active metabolite, while males metabolize THC to multiple compounds (Narimatsu et al.
Scientists believe that the active ingredient THC - or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol - is to blame for the effect.
In small to moderate doses, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant's active ingredient, produces feelings of well-being and euphoria.
Although delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive ingredient, other known compounds with biologic activity are cannabinol, cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene, cannabigerol, tetrahydrocannabivarin, and delta-8-THC.
Pharmacokinetics and metabolism of the plant cannabinoids, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol and cannabinol.
A prescription version of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THCe, the primary active ingredient in marijuana, is less tightly restricted and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 as an antinausea agent for cancer patients.