Molecule of the Week

Anandamide

February 14, 2005

Anandamide, a neurotransmitter that plays and important role in controlling cognition and emotion, may help to regulate moods, memory, appetite, and the perception of pain. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word "ananda", which means "bliss".

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