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By Michael Wilkinson,Richard E. Brown

How does the mind control sexual habit, or keep an eye on our bodyweight? How will we focus on rigidity? Addressing those questions and lots of extra in addition to, this completely revised re-creation displays the numerous advances which have been made within the learn of neuroendocrinology over the past 20 years. The textual content examines the significance of the hypothalamus in regulating hormone secretion from the endocrine glands, describing novel websites of hormone unlock together with bone, center, skeletal muscle and liver. The function of steroid hormone, neurotransmitter and peptide receptors, and the molecular responses of aim tissues, is built-in into the dialogue of the neuroendocrine mind, specially via alterations in gene expression. specific awareness is hooked up to neuropeptides, together with their profound impression on habit. entire with new full-color figures all through, besides evaluate and essay questions for every bankruptcy, this is often an incredible source for undergraduate and graduate scholars of neuroscience, psychology, biology and physiology.

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