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THC: moderation during implantation

Endogenous marijuana-like compounds regulate implantation during pregnancy by activating cannabinoid receptors on the embryo's surface. A new study explores the dynamics of this process and renews concerns about marijuana use in pregnant women.

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Figure 1: Cannabinoid control of mouse embryo implantation.

Deborah Maizels

Figure 2: Cannabinoids at work.


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