An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology / Edition 1

An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology / Edition 1

by Richard Brown
ISBN-10:
0521426650
ISBN-13:
9780521426657
Pub. Date:
01/27/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology / Edition 1

Neuroendocrinology is a multidisciplinary subject on the interaction between the brain and endocrine system and the influence of this interaction on the behavior of animals and humans. This book is designed as an introductory text in neuroendocrinology. It outlines the basics of endocrinology, including the endocrine glands, the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, and their interactions. It also describes the action of neurotransmitters in the nervous system, the action of neuropeptides as chemical messengers, and the interaction among hormones, neurotransmitters, and neuropeptides. It also introduces the important new field of neuro-endocrine-immunology and contains a chapter on behavioral neuroendocrinology. The level of presentation is suitable for undergraduates who have completed introductory biology or psychology classes, and each chapter contains review questions based on material in that chapter and essay questions for further in-depth study.

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ISBN-13: 9780521426657
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/27/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

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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