Chapter 4. Elaboration of Neuroendocrine Systems

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch4

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) Elaboration of Neuroendocrine Systems, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch4

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



  • Deuterostomia;
  • ecdysozoa;
  • lophotrochozoa;
  • precambrian explosion;
  • segmentation or metamerism;
  • fibroblast growth factor (FGF) pathway;
  • peripheral and autonomic systems;
  • blood–brain barrier;
  • genome expansion events


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Elaboration of nervous system and development of organismal complexity

  • Nervous and neuroendocrine systems in phylogenetically younger invertebrates

  • Nervous and neuroendocrine systems in the deuterostomes

  • Peripheral and autonomic nervous systems

  • Blood–brain barriers

  • Cerebrospinal fluid and the choroid plexus

  • Neurohaemal and circumventricular organs: Neurovascular interfaces

  • Hypothalamus–pituitary gland complex

  • Chapter summary