Chapter 13. Xenobiotics and Hormone Mimics

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch13

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) Xenobiotics and Hormone Mimics, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch13

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

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Keywords:

  • semiochemicals;
  • vertebrates toxins and defences;
  • poison-arrow frogs;
  • toxins and xenobiotics–venomous invertebrates;
  • cytolytic pore-forming toxins;
  • steroid mimics;
  • ‘phytoestrogen’;
  • polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB);
  • alleochemicals – kairomones, allomones, synomones

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of xenobiotics

  • Vertebrate toxins and defences

  • Toxins and xenobiotics in invertebrates

  • Toxins and hormone mimics in plants

  • Hormone mimics from anthropogenic sources

  • Chapter summary