An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology

An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology

by Richard Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521416450
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/27/1994
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Michael Wilkinson has forty years of experience in teaching neuroscience and neuroendocrinology to undergraduate and graduate students as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. His research laboratory has focused on neurodevelopmental aspects of female reproduction with a specific interest in the neuroendocrine regulation of hypothalamic function, including the impact of sex hormones on sleep.

Richard E. Brown is a University Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. He has taught courses on hormones and behavior, measuring behavior and the neurobiology of learning and memory for more than thirty-five years. His research is on mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, Fragile X Syndrome, ADHD and other neurological disorders. He is currently examining the age-related hormonal changes in transgenic Alzheimer's mice.

Table of Contents

1. Classification of the chemical messengers; 2. The endocrine glands and their hormones; 3. The pituitary gland and its hormones; 4. The hypothalamic hormones; 5. Neurotransmitters; 6. Neurotransmitter control of hypothalamic, pituitary and other hormones; 7. Regulation of hormone synthesis, storage, release, transport and deactivation; 8. Regulation of hormone levels in the bloodstream; 9. Steroid and thyroid receptors; 10. Receptors for peptide hormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters; 11. Neuropeptides I: classification, synthesis, and colocalization with classical neurotransmitters; 12. Neuropeptides II: neuropeptide function; 13. Lymphokines and the interaction between the neuroendocrine and immune systems; 14. Methods for the study of behavioural neuroendocrinology; 15. An overview of behavioural neuroendocrinology: present, future and past; References; Index.

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