Invertebrate Hormones: Tissue Hormones

Invertebrate Hormones: Tissue Hormones

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  • Editors: U. S. Von Euler, H. Heller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266428

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Comparative Endocrinology, Volume II, Part One: Invertebrate Hormones: Tissue Hormones provides readers with some basic knowledge of animal morphology, physiology, and chemistry; a systematic and comprehensive account of endocrine principles from the comparative point of view. It can therefore be hoped to present a critical and up-to-date picture of the comparative aspects of endocrinology to the medical scientist and zoologist generally, and to furnish an adequately documented background to the research worker who is beginning to take an interest in one of the many endocrine systems described. The subject matter has been divided into three sections. The largest—which forms the contents of the first volume—deals with hormones originating in well-defined glandular organs and tissues and also reviews the relationships between the central nervous system and these endocrine complexes. The second section (Volume II, Part 1) discusses hormonal systems of invertebrates, and the third (Volume II, Part 2) contains a description of neurohormones and tissue hormones.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    Part One Invertebrate Hormones

    14 Hormones Controlling Reproduction and Molting in Invertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Protozoa

    III. Cephalopoda

    IV. Crustacea

    V. Insects



    15 The Structure of Neurosecretory Systems in Invertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Neurosecretory Systems of the Head Region

    III. Neurosecretory Systems of the Thorax and Abdomen

    IV. Conclusions


    Part Two Tissue Hormones

    16 Kinins: Bradykinin, Angiotensin, Substance P

    I. Definitions

    II. Bradykinin (Plasmakinin, Kallidin)

    III. Angiotensin (Hypertensin, Angiotonin)

    IV. Substance P


    17 Heparin

    I. Introduction

    II. Early History

    III. Methods of Preparing Heparin

    IV. Chemistry

    V. Action Mechanism

    VI. The Tissue Mast Cells

    VII. Anticoagulant Therapy


    18 Physiologically Active Lipid Anions

    I. Introduction

    II. Prostaglandin

    III. Darmstoff

    IV. Biologically Active Unsaturated Fatty Acids without Alcoholic Hydroxyl Groups

    V. Irin

    VI. Lipid-Soluble Acid from Nasal Mucosa

    VII. Endometrial Acids in Menstrual Fluid

    VIII. SRS-A 156


    19 5-Hydroxytryptamine

    I. Introduction

    II. Occurrence and Distribution

    III. Biosynthesis and Fate

    IV. Turnover Rate

    V. Physiological and Pharmacological Actions: Biological Significance


    20 Cholinergic Neurohormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Naturally Occurring, Pharmacologically Active Choline Esters Other than Acetylcholine

    III. Acetylcholine as a Transmitter Substance


    21 Adrenergic Neurohormones

    I. Definition of Adrenergic Transmitter Systems

    II. Nature of Transmitter Substance

    III. Distribution of Adrenergic Neurohormones

    IV. Metabolism of Adrenergic Neurohormones

    V. Action of Drugs on Release of Adrenergic Transmitters

    VI. Plasma Levels and Excretion in Urine

    VII. Physiological Functions of Adrenergic Neurohormones


    22 Histamine

    I. Occurrence and Distribution

    II. Metabolism

    III. Pharmacological Actions

    IV. Antihistamine Drugs

    V. Physiological Significance

    VI. Pathological Conditions


    Author Index

    Index of Species

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266428

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U. S. Von Euler

H. Heller

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