An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
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About the Author
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 Contents1. 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.