Menabitan ( INN; SP-204), or menabitan hydrochloride ( USAN), is a synthetic drug which acts as a potent cannabinoid receptor agonist. [1 ] It is closely related to [2 ] natural cannabinoids of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) group, differing mainly by its longer and branched side chain, and the replacement of the 9-position carbon with a nitrogen. It was studied as an [1 ] analgesic in the 1970s and was found to possess antinociceptive effects in both humans and animals but was never marketed. [1 ] [3 ] [4 ]
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