Maternal Brain: Neurobiological and Neuroendocrine Adaptation and Disorders in Pregnancy and Post Partum

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  • ISBN-13: 9780444505484
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Pub Co
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Progress in Brain Research Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Brain preparations for maternity - adaptive changes in behavioral and neuroendocrine systems during pregnancy and lactation. An overview 1
2 Physiological roles for the neurosteroid allopregnanolone in the modulation of brain function during pregnancy and parturition 39
3 Maternity leads to morphological synaptic plasticity in the oxytocin system 49
4 Oxytocin: who needs it? 59
5 Endogenous opioid regulation of oxytocin and ACTH secretion during pregnancy and parturition 67
6 The maternal spinal cord: biochemical and physiological correlates of steroid-activated antinociceptive processes 83
7 Hypothalamic and limbic expression of CRF and vasopressin during lactation: implications for the control of ACTH secretion and stress hyporesponsiveness 99
8 Peripartum plasticity within the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis 111
9 The neurobiology of stress in human pregnancy: implications for prematurity and development of the fetal central nervous system 131
10 Alterations in behavioral and neuroendocrine stress coping strategies in pregnant, parturient and lactating rats 143
11 The actions of prolactin in the brain during pregnancy and lactation 153
12 Regulation of prolactin secretion during pregnancy and lactation 173
13 Non-metabolic and metabolic factors causing lactational anestrus: rat models uncovering the neuroendocrine mechanism underlying the suckling-induced changes in the mother 187
14 Neuroendocrine changes and fertility in breast-feeding women 207
15 Food intake and leptin during pregnancy and lactation 215
16 Relaxin and drinking in pregnant rats 229
17 Neuroendocrine and emotional changes in the post-partum period 241
18 Lactogenic hormone regulation maternal behavior 251
19 Neural mediation of nursing and related maternal behaviors 263
20 Genomic imprinting and the maternal brain 279
21 Like mother, like daughter: evidence for non-genomic transmission of parental behavior and stress responsivity 287
22 Pregnancy and post partum: changes in cognition and mood 303
23 Molecular genetic approaches to puerperal psychosis 321
24 The maternal brain as a model for investigating mental illness 333
25 An appreciation of Professor Ramesh Kumar (1938-2000) 339
Subject Index 343
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