Chapter 1. History of Neuroendocrinology and Neurohormones

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch1

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) History of Neuroendocrinology and Neurohormones, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844328

Online ISBN: 9780470027875



  • history of neuroendocrinology;
  • science of ancient Greece;
  • practice of ‘pseudographia’;
  • chemistry in medicine;
  • Paracelsian philosophy;
  • hypothalamus–pituitary interaction;
  • Cannon–Selye concepts;
  • vascular portal system;
  • hypothalamic-releasing factors;
  • brain–organ of thought and molecular interactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early history of physiology

  • Renaissance and the growth of western science

  • Scientific revolution

  • The 19th-century physiology and medicine

  • Neurosecretion and the hypothalamus–pituitary regulation

  • Chapter summary