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Frontal lobe dysfunction in long-term cannabis users

Lundqvist, Thomas LU ; Jönsson, Sven A LU and Warkentin, Siegbert LU (2001) In Neurotoxicology and Teratology 23(5). p.437-443
Abstract
This study examined the neurophysiological effects of cannabis. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) was measured in 12 long-term cannabis users shortly after cessation of cannabis use (mean 1.6 days). The findings showed significantly lower mean hemispheric blood flow values and significantly lower frontal values in the cannabis subjects compared to normal controls. The results suggest that the functional level of the frontal lobes is affected by long-term cannabis use.
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Neurotoxicology and Teratology
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23
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437 - 443
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Elsevier
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0892-0362
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10.1016/S0892-0362(01)00165-9
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English
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  abstract     = {This study examined the neurophysiological effects of cannabis. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) was measured in 12 long-term cannabis users shortly after cessation of cannabis use (mean 1.6 days). The findings showed significantly lower mean hemispheric blood flow values and significantly lower frontal values in the cannabis subjects compared to normal controls. The results suggest that the functional level of the frontal lobes is affected by long-term cannabis use.},
  author       = {Lundqvist, Thomas and Jönsson, Sven A and Warkentin, Siegbert},
  issn         = {0892-0362},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {437--443},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Neurotoxicology and Teratology},
  title        = {Frontal lobe dysfunction in long-term cannabis users},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0892-0362(01)00165-9},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2001},
}