Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system marked by accelerated degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in the Substantia Nigra in the brain.

Typical symptoms of Parkinson's Disease , such as (intentional) tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement are mostly ascribed to degenerating Substantia Nigra neurons.


Cav1 is a family of calcium channels of the L-type that are involved in many basic signalling processes in brain and muscle. Cav1's are not classic cannabinoid receptors but their activity is modulated by cannabinoids.