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The Missing Chapter: How Human Physiology Textbooks Fail to Include the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of receptors, ligands, and enzymes that modulates various physiological processes in the human body. However, despite its critical role in human health and disease, the ECS and its components have not been adequately included in many popular medical textbooks, such as the ‘Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology’. This article highlights the importance of incorporating the ECS and its therapeutic potential into medical education, as most doctors are not trained in the ECS and consequently have inadequate knowledge about the potential therapeutic uses of medical cannabis.