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a naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter found in the brains of mammals and in small quantities in the cocoa bean

a naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoid chemical compound of the mammal brain which is released in response to pain; also called arachidonylethanolamine , N-arachidonoylethanolamine

Anandamide may play important roles in the regulation of mood, memory, appetite, and pain perception.
Word Origin

Sanskrit ananda “internal bliss”
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