Cannabis and Endocrine system: A narrative review

Authors

  • P. Sharma Patan Academy of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Lalitpur Nepal
  • Y.P.S. Balhara National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v7i2.24608

Keywords:

Cannabis, THC, Endocrine system

Abstract

Cannabis is one of the most abused substances worldwide. The active component of cannabis is THC which has multiple effects in the endocrine system in both animal models and humans. The interest of scientific community in endocrine effects of cannabis is recent. We present a narrative review of endocrine effects of cannabis in different organ system along with description of possible mechanism both in the animal models and as well as in humans. We also highlight the need of research in this area especially in the population of South East Asia.

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Author Biographies

P. Sharma, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Lalitpur Nepal

Lecturer

Y.P.S. Balhara, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Published

2018-12-31

How to Cite

Sharma, P., & Balhara, Y. (2018). Cannabis and Endocrine system: A narrative review. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 7(2), 5–15. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v7i2.24608

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Review Articles