anandamide
noun Etymology: Sanskrit ānanda joy, bliss + English amide Date: 1992 a derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain and in some foods (as chocolate) and that binds to the same brain receptors as the cannabinoids (as THC)

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