Immunomodulation by morphine and marijuana

M. Danial Yahya, Ronald R Watson

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Abstract

The immunomodulatory effects of morphine and the active components of marijuana, particularly tetrahydrocannabinol, on various aspects of the host immune parameters include alterations in humoral, cell-mediated and innate immunity. Most studies have shown immunosuppressive effects due to use of these abused substances, although there are reports that they may not produce any deletrious effect and may even enhance some aspects of host immunity. They reduce resistence to cancer growth and microbial pathogens in animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2503-2510
Number of pages8
JournalLife Sciences
Volume41
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 1987

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Dronabinol
Immunomodulation
Pathogens
Cannabis
Immunosuppressive Agents
Innate Immunity
Cellular Immunity
Morphine
Immunity
Animals
Growth
Neoplasms

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  • Pharmacology

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Immunomodulation by morphine and marijuana. / Danial Yahya, M.; Watson, Ronald R.

In: Life Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 23, 07.12.1987, p. 2503-2510.

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Danial Yahya, M. ; Watson, Ronald R. / Immunomodulation by morphine and marijuana. In: Life Sciences. 1987 ; Vol. 41, No. 23. pp. 2503-2510.
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