1st Edition - October 28, 1989

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  • Editors: F. Robert Brush, Seymour Levine
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216782

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Psychoendocrinology covers the advances in the field of biology and the development of highly refined measurement techniques for hormones. The book discusses the partitioning of neuroendocrine steroids and peptides between vascular and cerebral compartments; the mechanisms of the female reproductive behavior; and the sensory, hormonal, and neural determinant of maternal behavior. The text describes the effects of sexual behavior on gonadal function in rodents; the hormonal regulation of learning performance; and the hormonal modulation of memory. The psychobiological perspective on the psychoneuroendocrinology of stress and the behavioral effects of the endogenous opioids are also considered. The book further tackles the hormonal interactions on temperature regulation and temperature regulation under modified physiological states. Endocrinologists, psychobiologists, neurologists, neurobiologists, and students taking related courses will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication



    Chapter One Partitioning of Neuroendocrine Steroids and Peptides between Vascular and Cerebral Compartments

    I. Introduction

    II. Steroid Hormones

    III. Cortisol

    IV. Gonadal Steroids

    V. Neuroendocrine Peptides

    VI. Conclusions


    Chapter Two Mechanisms of Female Reproductive Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Receptor-Mediated Functions in Hypothalamic and Preoptic Neurons

    III. Brainstem Mechanisms and Circuitry

    IV. Spinal Mechanisms and Circuitry

    V. Summary


    Chapter Three Maternal Behavior: Sensory, Hormonal, and Neural Determinants

    I. Introduction

    II. Description of Components, Chronology, and Functional Analysis

    III. Sensory Regulation

    IV. Hormonal Regulation: One Hormone, Two Hormones, Three Hormones, . . . More

    V. Brain Lesions and Maternal Behavior

    VI. Neuroendocrine Integration of Maternal Behavior: Possible Sites and Mechanisms of Hormone Action

    VII. Conclusions and Comparative Perspective


    Chapter Four Effects of Sexual Behavior on Gonadal Function in Rodents

    I. Interactions between Behavior and Hormones

    II. Effects of Behavior on the Rate of Sexual Development

    III. Induction of Estrus in Adult Females

    IV. Induction of Progestational Hormone Secretion

    V. Behavioral Control of Testicular Hormone Secretion

    VI. Summary


    Chapter Five Hormonal Regulation of Learning Performance

    I. Introduction

    II. Hormones of Pituitary Origin

    III. Gut and Brain Hormones

    IV. Steroid Hormones

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter Six Hormonal Modulation of Memory

    I. Introduction

    II. Peripheral Catecholamines

    III. ACTH and Corticosterone

    IV. Opioid Peptides

    V. Vasopressin and Oxytocin

    VI. Hormonal and Transmitter Interactions


    Chapter Seven Psychoneuroendocrinology of Stress: A Psychobiological Perspective

    I. Introduction

    II. Pituitary-Adrenal System

    III. Pituitary-Gonadal System and Stress

    IV. Conclusion


    Chapter Eight Endogenous Opioids and Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Distribution of Opiate Receptors in the Brain

    III. Some Pharmacological Effects of Morphine

    IV. Precursors and Structures of Endogenous Opioids

    V. Sources and Brain Distributions of the Opioid Peptides

    VI. Interactions between Opioids and Stress-Related Endocrine Systems

    VII. Pain and Analgesia

    VIII. Stress-Induced Analgesia

    IX. Summary and Conclusions


    Chapter Nine Temperature Regulation

    I. Introduction

    II. Hormonal Interactions on Temperature Regulation

    III. Temperature Regulation under Modified Physiological States

    IV. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 602
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: October 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216782

About the Editors

F. Robert Brush

Seymour Levine

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