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Title Handbook of neuroendocrinology / George Fink, Donal W. Pfaff, Jon Levine (editors)
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Academic Press, 2012
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Contents Part I: Basic Principles of Neuroendocrinology -- Part II: Neural Regulation of Endocrine Systems -- Part III: Hormones, Brain Function and Behavior -- Part IV: Neuroendocrine Pathology
Summary Neuroendocrinology, the discipline concerned with how the nervous system controls hormonal secretion and how hormones control the brain, is pivotal to physiology and medicine. Neuroendocrinology has disclosed and underpins fundamental physiological, molecular biological and genetic principles such as the regulation of gene transcription and translation, the mechanisms of chemical neurotransmission and intracellular and systemic feedback control systems. Reproduction, growth, stress, aggression, metabolism, birth, feeding and drinking and blood pressure are some of the bodily functions that are triggered and/or controlled by neuroendocrine systems. In turn, neuroendocrine dysfunction due to genetic or other deficits can lead, for example, to infertility, impotence, precocious or delayed puberty, defective or excessive growth, obesity and anorexia, Cushing's Syndrome, hypertension or thyroid disorders. These as well as neuroendocrine tumors are some of the themes covered in the 36 chapters of the Handbook. Drafted by internationally acknowledged experts in the field, the Handbook chapters feature detailed up-to-date bibliographies as well as "how do we know?" call out sections that highlight the experimental or technical foundations for major concepts, principles, or methodological advances in each area. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty in neuroscience, medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, psychology and cognate disciplines, the Handbook of Neuroendocrinology satisfies an unmet need that will prove useful at the laboratory bench as well as in the office. The most comprehensive up-to-date source covering basic principles, neural regulation, hormone/brain function and behavior, and neuroendocrine pathology Outstanding scholarship, with chapters written by a truly international cast of experts in the field "How do we know?" callout sections highlight core concepts Heavily illustrated with over 350 figures, 4-color throughout
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Neuroendocrinology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Fink, George.
Levine, Jon E.
Pfaff, Donald W., 1939-
ISBN 0123750970 (electronic bk.)
0123785545 (electronic bk.)
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