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TitleNeuroendocrinology in Physiology and Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by P. Michael Conn, Marc E. Freeman
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2000
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Descript XII, 574 p. online resource


In Neuroendocrinology in Physiology and Medicine, Michael Conn and Marc Freeman have brought together a panel of leading experts to create a comprehensive, integrated treatment of the processes by which the brain acts as an endocrine organ not only to control hormonal functions, but also to maintain homeostasis and regulate behavior. The authors-recognized both as leaders in their fields and as skilled teachers-present the latest findings from basic and clinical science, and provide systematic coverage of the analytical, anatomical, functional, clinical, and pathological aspects of neuroendocrinology. Topics range from the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems to the regulation of reproduction, development, metabolism, fluid balance, and biological rhythms. Also covered are the role of neuroendocrine pathology in disease, and the neuroendocrine correlates of stress, behavior, and biological processes. Neuroendocrinology in Physiology and Medicine offers an unprecedented marriage of clinical and basic knowledge that has been missing from classical neuroscience, endocrinology, and physiology texts. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, this enlightening survey instantly becomes the new gold-standard resource for today's graduate and medical students, as well as an indispensable reference for researchers in this rapidly growing field


I. The Interactions Between the Nervous and Endocrine Systems -- 1 The Hypothalamus as an Endocrine Organ: The Science of Neuroendocrinology -- 2 Micro- and Macroscopic Structure, Innervation, and Vasculature of the Hypothalamus -- 3 Hypothalamic Hormones -- 4 Neurotransmitters as Regulators of Hypothalamic Function -- 5 The Hypothalamus as a Major Integrative Center -- 6 Endocrine Targets in the Brain -- II. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Reproduction, Parturition, Lactation, Growth, Development, Metabolism, and Fluid Balance -- 7 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Pituitary Function: General Principles -- 8 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Reproductive Cyclicity -- 9 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Pregnancy and Parturition -- 10 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Lactation and Milk Ejection -- 11 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion -- 12 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Puberty -- 13 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Thyroid Function -- 14 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Water Balance: The Kidney -- III. Neuroendocrine Correlates of Stress, Behavior, and Biological Processes -- 15 Regulation of the Stress Response by Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptors -- 16 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Sexual Behavior -- 17 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Maternal Behavior -- 18 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Fluid Intake and Homeostasis -- 19 Control of Food Intake -- 20 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Learning and Memory -- 21 Neuroendocrine Correlates of Aging -- IV. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Biological Rhythms -- 22 Chronobiology -- 23 Influence of Light and the Pineal Gland on Biological Rhythms -- 24 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Biological Rhythms -- 25 The Neuroendocrine Control of Circadian Rhythms -- 26 The Neuroendocrine Control of Ultradian Rhythms -- V. Neuroendocrine Pathology and Disease -- 27 Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothalamic Disease -- 28 Hypothalamic Involvement in Disorders of Pituitary Hormone Secretion -- VI. Emerging Areas of Neuroendocrinology -- 29 Neuroendocrine Immunology -- 30 Electrophysiology of Hypothalamic Neurons -- 31 Anatomical Markers of Activity in Hypothalamic Systems

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