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A synthetic cannabinoid, C24H36N3, used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy and to treat anorexia in patients with AIDS.

[(can)nab(inoid) + -il (probably alteration of -yl) + -one.]
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It is available by prescription --Marinol (dronabinol) and Cesamet (nabilone).
Connolly) (noting that Marinol is a Schedule III drug that is a form of THC); Cesamet, Leaf Science, http:// www.
Since our compounds are derived from non-cannabis plant materials, we don't expect to face challenges in terms of legality since other lab-produced cannabinoid compounds like Merional, Sativex, and Cesamet, have already gone through clinical trials and have been approved for human use," said Yakatan.
The drugs Marinol and Cesamet are THC compounds in pill form, approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS-related anorexia and wasting.
there are only two truly legal cannabis-based medicines: the synthetic cannabinoid Cesamet and the cannabis-derived Sativex.
In 1985, the FDA approved Cesamet and Marinol, two drugs that contained synthetic versions of THC to treat chemotherapy side-effects.
My recommendations: 1) use pharmaceutical products (Marinol, Cesamet, Sativex) for those few patients who may benefit from cannabinoids; 2) repeal the Montana Medical Marijuana act; 3) if the act is not repealed, then growers, product preparers, distributors, sellers, and users should all be regulated and taxed in a similar way as all other controlled substances, foods, alcohol, and tobacco; 4) designate tax and license revenues from marijuana production, distribution, and sales for prevention and treatment of marijuana abuse disorders; 5) enact and enforce laws to protect the public, especially our children.
Nabilone is an artificial cannabinoid, similar to dronabinol, and is available in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico, and marketed as Cesamet.
One called Marinol has been approved in the United States since 1985, and another called Cesamet was cleared more recently.
Because there were some indications for a stronger muscle-antispastic effect of the extract than of pure THC, which today is available as Dronabinol[R] in Germany, Marinol in the USA and Cesamet in England, a comparative i.
And under an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, Par's sales force began promoting the antiemetic drug Cesamet (CII) (nabilone) oral capsules this month.
En Irlanda, Reino Unido y Canada se llaman Cesamet.