Endocannabinoid system and fear conditioning.Vitam Horm. 2009; 81:421-40.VH
The endocannabinoid system has been proposed to modulate neuronal functions involved in distinct types of defensive reactions, possibly counteracting the harmful consequences of stressful stimuli. However, the precise brain sites for this action remain to be further explored. This chapter summarizes the data about the role of the endocannabinoid system in the processing of conditioned fear as well as the potential neural subtract for its actions.