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Title: Tetrahydrocannabinol vs. Prochlorperazine: the effects of two antiemetics on patients undergoing radiotherapy

The authors tested the effectiveness of orally administred delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as compared to prochlorperazine for the alleviation of symptoms, such as vomiting and nausea, experienced by patients receiving radiotherapy. The test subjects rated the severity of their illness, as well as the extent of their subsequent moods, their level of concentration, their amount of physical activity, and their desire for social interaction. They chose the drug they preferred and recorded its side effects. The use of THC was slightly more beneficial than the use of prochlorperazine.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5020771
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radiology; (United States); Journal Volume: 150:2
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; AZINES; RADIOSENSITIVITY EFFECTS; MARIHUANA; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; ABDOMEN; BEHAVIOR; NAUSEA; PELVIS; VOMITING; BODY; BODY AREAS; HERBS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; RADIOLOGY; SYMPTOMS; THERAPY 550603* -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Therapy-- (1980-)