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An introduction to neuroendocrinology

Author: Michael Wilkinson; Richard E Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This is the only modern introductory text that provides students with all the basic science for an understanding of neuroendocrinology.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wilkinson; Richard E Brown
ISBN: 9780521806473 052180647X 9780521014762 052101476X
OCLC Number: 892878521
Notes: Richard E. Brown's name appears first in the previous edition.
Description: xix, 479 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Classification of chemical messengers --
The endocrine glands and their hormones --
The pituitary gland and its hormones --
The hypothalamic hormones --
Neurotransmitters --
Neurotransmitter and neuropeptide control of hypothalamic, pituitary, and other hormones --
Regulation of hormone synthesis, storage, release, transport, and deactivation --
Regulation of hormone levels in the bloodstream --
Steroid and thyroid hormone receptors --
Receptors for peptide hormones, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters --
Neuropeptides I : classification, synthesis, and colocalization with classical neurotransmitters --
Neuropeptides II : function --
Cytokines and the interaction between the neuroendocrine and immune systems --
Methods for the study of behavioural neuroendocrinology --
An overview of behavioural neuroendocrinology : present, past, and future.
Responsibility: Michael Wilkinson, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Richard E. Brown, Professor of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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