Principles of Hormone/Behavior Relations
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Principles of Hormone/Behavior Relations by Donald W. Pfaff
Book DescriptionThis text introduces underlying principles of the endocrine regulation of behavior in animals and humans. Every chapter begins by stating a principle, followed by specific examples of hormone actions derived from scientific experiments and clinical observations, and concludes with a few challenging unanswered questions. The reference source "Hormones, Brain & Behavior" identified this field as rapidly expanding within neurobiology and endocrinology. Now, this well-illustrated and referenced text will serve students from undergraduate school to medical school as they learn this new discipline. It offers uniform presentation of material across all chapter, with each chapter addressing a key principle, illustrated by basic experimental and clinical examples. It includes user-friendly features such as boxed figures with extended captions and references, numerous clinical notes, and a comprehensive list of abbreviations. The illustrations highlight both the clinical and basic science information.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780125531498
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald W. Pfaff
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Neuroendocrinology, the discipline concerned with how the nervous system controls hormonal secretion and how hormones control the brain, is pivotal to physiology and medicine. This title covers the basic principles, neural regulation, hormone/brain function and behavior, and neuroendocrine pathology.
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Author Biography - Donald W. Pfaff
Donald W. Pfaff heads the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at The Rockefeller University. He received his scientific training at Harvard University and MIT and is a member of the National Academy of Science and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Pfaff's laboratory focuses on steroid hormones and brain function, interactions among transcription factors, luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone neurons, and genes influencing neuronal functions. He is the author or coauthor of over 10 books and more than 800 research publications. VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
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