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An Internal Cannabinoid-Signaling System Regulates Human Sperm, Fertilization Potential, Study Finds; Abusing Marijuana May Overload System, Inhibit Fertility

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December 12, 2000
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A cellular signaling system that responds to THC, the active substance in marijuana, as well as to anandamide, a cannabinoid-like molecule normally produced in the body, may regulate sperm functions required for fertilization in humans, a study headed by scientists from the University at Buffalo has found.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A cellular signaling system that responds to THC, the active substance in marijuana, as well as to anandamide, a cannabinoid-like molecule normally produced in the body, may regulate sperm functions required for fertilization in humans, a study headed by scientists from the University at Buffalo has found.


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University At Buffalo. (2000, December 12). An Internal Cannabinoid-Signaling System Regulates Human Sperm, Fertilization Potential, Study Finds; Abusing Marijuana May Overload System, Inhibit Fertility. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001212065509.htm
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