Stress, Neuropeptides, and systemic disease

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James McCubbin
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 502 pages
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Stress, Neuropeptides, and Systemic Disease traces the development of the neuropeptide hypothesis from its anatomical substrate to its functional correlates in animal and pre-clinical human models of stress-induced disease.

The book contains articles that discuss the different aspects and findings on the study of neuropeptides such as the histochemical localization of peptide-containing cells and peptidergic receptors; the current concepts in hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation; neuropeptides involved in stress and their distribution in the mammalian central nervous system; and neuropeptide-mediated regulation of the neuroendocrine and autonomic responses to stress. The methods of measuring neuropeptides and their metabolism; stress responses and the pathogenesis of arthritis; brain peptides and gastrointestinal transit; and diminished opioid inhibition of blood pressure and pituitary function in hypertension development are presented as well.

Physicians, neurobiologists, pharmacologists, and biological scientists will find the book very interesting.
 

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Contents

Endocrine Regulation
179
Immune Function
219
Gastrointestinal Function
301
Cardiovascular Regulation
341
Index
467
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