Chapter 6. Osmoregulation, Metabolism and Energy Production

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch6

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) Osmoregulation, Metabolism and Energy Production, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch6

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



  • feeding and osmoregulation;
  • Sodium craving;
  • renin-angiotensin system;
  • organum vasculosum of the lateral terminalis (OVLT);
  • angiotensin-II-induced thirst;
  • urophysis;
  • neurohypophysial hormones;
  • oxytocin inhibitory signal;
  • satiety feedback mechanisms


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Osmoregulation

  • Role of prolactin

  • Feeding and appetite regulation

  • Neural circuitry associated with feeding

  • Chapter summary