Principles of Hormone/Behavior Relations

Other | October 1, 2004

byPfaff, Donald W, Donald W Pfaff

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This text introduces underlying principles of the endocrine regulation of behavior in animals and humans. Every chapter begins by stating a principle, followed by specific examples of hormone actions derived from scientific experiments and clinical observations, and concludes with a few challenging unanswered questions. The reference sourceHormones, Brain & Behavioridentified this field as rapidly expanding within neurobiology and endocrinology. Now, this well-illustrated and referenced text will serve students from undergraduate school to medical school as they learn this new discipline.

* Uniform presentation of material across all chapter, with each chapter addressing a key principle, illustrated by basic experimental and clinical examples
* Includes user-friendly features such as boxed figures with extended captions and references, numerous clinical notes, and a comprehensive list of abbreviations
* Illustrations highlight both the clinical and basic science information

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This text introduces underlying principles of the endocrine regulation of behavior in animals and humans. Every chapter begins by stating a principle, followed by specific examples of hormone actions derived from scientific experiments and clinical observations, and concludes with a few challenging unanswered questions. The reference s...

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Format:OtherDimensions:360 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080473970

ISBN - 13:9780080473970

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Table of Contents

Section I.
Characterizing the Phenomena: Hormone Effects are Strong and Reliable
Section II.
History: Hormone Effects can Depend on Family, Gender, and Development
Section III.
Time: Hormonal Effects on Behavior Depend on Temporal Parameters
Section IV.
Space: Spatial Aspects of Hormone Administration and Impact are Important
Section V.
Mechanisms: Molecular and Biophysical Mechanisms of Hormone Actions Give Clues to Future Therapeutic Strategies
Section VI.
Environment: Environmental Variables Influence Hormone/Behavior Relations
Section VII.
Evolution