Cannabinoid receptor activates spermatozoa — ScienceDaily

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Cannabis, health, Marijuana
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Biologists have detected a cannabinoid receptor in spermatozoa. Endogenous cannabinoids that occur in both the male and the female genital tract activate the spermatozoa: they trigger the so-called acrosome reaction, during which the spermatozoon releases digestive enzymes and loses the cap on the anterior half of its head. Without this reaction, spermatozoa cannot penetrate the ovum.

Source: Cannabinoid receptor activates spermatozoa — ScienceDaily

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