"…every student of this discipline is encouraged to read and digest the important information included in this well-written volume." (The Quarterly Review of Biology
, June 2006)
"…provides important context for the development of neuroendocrinology." (Doody's Health Services)
" A clearly written introduction to neuroendocrinology from a zoological and evolutionary perspective" (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER) Volume 3: March 2006)
From the Back Cover
Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach
provides an introduction to neuroendocrinology from a zoological and evolutionary perspective. Clearly structured, the book covers the evolution, development and description of the neuroendocrine system throughout the animal kingdom.
Taking a modern approach to the subject, the text opens with a discussion on the history of neuroendocrinology and the structure of early neuroendocrine systems in primitive animals. The evolution of ancestral neuroendocrine systems is then traced to living species. With this background in place, the physiology of the neuroendocrine circuits regulating metabolism, biorhythms, stress and reproduction across the animal kingdom are examined. The book ends with chapters on how the neuroendocrine system is regulated by pheromones and xenobiotics in the environment.
This book is an invaluable reference for students taking courses in Neuroendocrinology and Endocrinology as well as those who work in Genomics based drug design and biotech companies based on neurohormones.
- An integrated genes-to-environment approach.
- Includes profiles sections written by leaders in the field highlighting unusual aspects of neuroendocrine physiology
- A unique section on the actions of environmental chemicals in neuroendocrine systems of various species.