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Organization of Mammalian Neuroendocrine System

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Intrinsic Regulatory Systems of the Brain

  1. L. W. Swanson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010406

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Swanson, L. W. 2011. Organization of Mammalian Neuroendocrine System. Comprehensive Physiology. 317–363.

Author Information

  1. Developmental Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Regulation of Pituitary Gland
  • 2
    Anatomy of Pituitary Gland and Circumventricular Organs
  • 3
    Anatomy of Hypothalamus
    • 3.1
      Pathway-Tracing Methods
  • 4
    Pathways Containing Hormones of Magnocellular Neurosecretory System
    • 4.1
      Projections to Pituitary
    • 4.2
      Projection to Median Eminence
    • 4.3
      Projections to Limbic Region and Choroid Plexus
    • 4.4
      Projections to Brain Stem and Spinal Cord
    • 4.5
      Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
  • 5
    Pathways Containing Hormones of Parvocellular Neurosecretory System
    • 5.1
      Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone
    • 5.2
      Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
    • 5.3
      Somatostatin
    • 5.4
      Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone
    • 5.5
      Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone
  • 6
    Summary
    • 6.1
      Location of Neurosecretory Cell Bodies
    • 6.2
      Extrahypophysial Pathways
    • 6.3
      Afferent Control of Peptidergic Neurons
  • 7
    Conclusion