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AuthorSulman, F. G. author
TitleHypothalamic Control of Lactation [electronic resource] / by F. G. Sulman
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1970
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-46233-7
Descript XII, 236 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The contents of this monograph "Hypothalamic Control of Lactaยญ tion" are the result of studies by a nine-man team which has worked together for nine years. The topic is so fascinating that new research students are attracted to it every year, and the circle is growing steadily. This is, in fact, part of a much more extensive research field to which our Department is applying itself at present, viz. "Hypoยญ thalamic Pharmacology". Our work in this sphere was made possible by a generous grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, which helped us during the first 5 years of research with Grant No. FG-IS-147, Project No. A10-AH-3, and recently with another grant for a further 5-year period, No. FG-IS-259, Project No. A10-AH-33. Our thanks are due to Dr. JOEL BITMAN, Hormone Physiology Leader of the USDA Agriยญ cultural Research Service at Beltsville, Md., the sponsor of this research. As this monograph contains mainly references connected with our own work, the reader who wishes to make a survey of lactation should study the references cited in the bibliography, such as COWIE (1961, 1966), COWIE and FOLLEY (1957, 1961), FOLLEY (1952, 1956), JACOBยญ SOHN (1961), LYONS and DIXON (1966), MEITES (1959a, 1961, 1966), MEITES and NICOLL (1966)


CONTENT

I Physiological Regulation of Lactation -- 1. Mechanism of Lactation -- 2. Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axis -- 3. Prolactin -- 4. Growth Hormone -- 5. Gonadotropins and Sex Steroids -- 6. Adrenocorticotropin and Corticosteroids -- 7. Thyrotropin and Thyroid Hormones -- 8. Oxytocin and Vasopressin -- 9. Parathormone and Calcitonin -- 10. Insulin and Glucagon -- 11. Pineal Gland -- 12. Placental and Amniotic Fluid -- II Pharmacological Regulation of Lactation -- 13. Hypothalamic Lactation Produced by Psychopharmaca -- 14. Mammotropic Effect of Phenothiazine Derivatives -- 15. Mammotropic Effect of Phenothiazine-like Compounds -- 16. Mammotropic Effect of Reserpine Derivatives -- 17. Mammotropic Effect of Butyrophenones -- 18. Mammotropic Effect of Miscellaneous Psychotropic Drugs -- 19. Structure-Activity Relationship of Mammotropic Drugs and Receptor Theory -- 20. Pituitary-Ovary Axis in Hypothalamic Lactation -- 21. Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Hypothalamic Lactation -- 22. Pituitary-Thyroid Axis in Hypothalamic Lactation -- 23. Prolactin Release by Hypothalamus of Nursing Rat Mothers -- 24. Prolactin as Luteotropic Hormone -- III Prolactin Assay -- 25. In vitro Methods -- 26. In vivo Methods -- 27. Radioimmunoassay -- IV Problems of Lactation -- 28. Lactation in Humans -- 29. Conclusions -- 30. Research Problems -- References


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