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Cannabinoids might reduce spasticity in multiple sclerosis

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:666
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Cannabinoids, the active ingredients found in marijuana, may help control the tremors and muscle spasticity experienced by patients with multiple sclerosis, says a new study (Nature 2000;404:84-7).

    Researchers examined mice with chronic relapsing experimental allergic encephalo-myelitis, an autoimmune disease which has symptoms considered to be closely related to those of multiple sclerosis. …

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