Chapter 7. Growth and Development

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch7

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) Growth and Development, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch7

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



  • growth hormone or somatotropin;
  • growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH);
  • hypothalamus–pituitary–thyroid axis;
  • onset of metamorphosis;
  • habitat desiccation;
  • basic transcription element binding (BTEB) protein;
  • Prothoraciotropic hormone release;
  • ‘acromegaly’;
  • pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Growth and the growth hormone, prolactin, somatolactin superfamily

  • Metamorphosis and development

  • Sexual differentiation

  • Mechanisms of ageing

  • Chapter summary