Definition of Endocannabinoid

Endocannabinoid: A marijuana-like substance. "Marijuana-like substances (endocannabinoids)... act at specific receptors on the blood vessel wall to produce vasodilation...." (NIH News Advisory). Endocannabinoid is abbreviated EC.

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