Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach
There has been an explosion of interest in the field of neuroendocrinology over the last twenty years with the discovery of neurohormones regulating virtually everything from growth and development to sexual and aggressive behavior.
This book provides a much-needed introduction to neuroendocrinology from a zoological and evolutionary perspective. It covers the evolution, development and description of the neuroendocrine system throughout the animal kingdom.
Specific topics covered include:
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1 History of Neuroendocrinology and Neurohormones
2 Origin of Life and the First Signalling Molecules
3 Rise of Metazoans and the Elaboration of Signalling Systems
4 Elaboration of Neuroendocrine Systems
5 Neurohormones and Receptors Structure Function and Coevolution
6 Osmoregulation Metabolism and Energy Production
7 Growth and Development
8 Biological Rhythms
9 Stress Arousal and Homeostatic Challenge