Feeding Behavior

Feeding Behavior

Neural and Humoral Controls

1st Edition - December 22, 1986

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  • Editor: Robert Ritter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153744

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Feeding Behavior: Neural and Humoral Controls discusses the role of well-known neural or humoral substrates. This book describes the neural and humoral mechanisms whose participation in the control of feeding is understudied. Organized into 11 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the ingestive behaviors of altricial mammals that mature through three transformations. This text then proceeds with a discussion of the separateness of the suckling and adult ingestion in laboratory rat pups, which revealed the existence of a system for ingestive behavior that is different from suckling. Other chapters discuss the physiological research on the feeding behavior, which is centered on the hypothalamus. This book examines as well the major brain region that is involved in the control of food intake. The final chapter examines the role of central cholecystokinin in the satiating effect of ingested food. Veterinary scientists and researchers will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1. The Ontogeny of Ingestive Behaviors: Control of Milk Intake by Suckling Rats and the Emergence of Feeding and Drinking at Weaning

    2. The Role of the Medial Hypothalamus in the Control of Food Intake: An Update

    3. Participation of the Vagus and Other Autonomie Nerves in the Control of Food Intake

    4. Caudal Brainstem Contributions to the Integrated Neural Control of Energy Homeostasis

    5. Dorsomedial Hindbrain Participation in Control of Food Intake

    6. Neuronal Activity Related to the Control of Feeding

    7. Neurochemical Controls of Appetite

    8. Neurophysiology of Control: Metabolic Receptors

    9. Glucoprivation and the Glucoprivic Control of Food Intake

    10. The Relationships among Body Fat, Feeding, and Insulin

    11. Gut Peptides and Feeding Behavior: The Model of Cholecystokinin


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  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: December 22, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153744

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Robert Ritter

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