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Neuroendocrinology and Behavior

Edited by Tomiki Sumiyoshi

University of Toyama, Japan

Understanding of the neuroendocrine system provides an insight into a wide range of bodily and mental processes. Neuroendocrinology and Behavior brings its readers a concise guide to up-to-date knowledge on the function of the endocrine glands and organs in association with neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and behavioral manifestations. Various forms of stress response, e.g. anxiety and cognitive changes, have been intrinsic to both ourselves and other species. Specifically, these mechanisms involve complex interplays among physical, emotional, and behavioral processes in humans. This volume provides information on peptide hormones, i.e. oxytocin and vasopressin, and how studies of these neuropeptides enrich our understanding of social and other behaviors. These neuromodulators also affect sexual behavior and water balance in the body, an issue also addressed in this Book.

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Neuroendocrinology and BehaviorEdited by Tomiki Sumiyoshi

Published: September 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1666

ISBN: 978-953-51-0740-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5318-4

Copyright year: 2012

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15585 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Stress Response in Clinical Models

By Jacek Kolcz


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2. Intraamygdalar Melatonin Administration and Pinealectomy Affect Anxiety Like Behavior and Spatial Memory

By Alper Karakas and Hamit Coskun


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3. Behavioral Roles of Oxytocin and Vasopressin

By Benjamin C. Nephew


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4. Role for Pituitary Neuropeptides in Social Behavior Disturbances of Schizophrenia

By Tomiki Sumiyoshi, Tadasu Matsuoka and Masayoshi Kurachi


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5. Is Intranasal Administration of Oxytocin Effective for Social Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorder?

By Toshio Munesue, Kazumi Ashimura, Hideo Nakatani, Mitsuru Kikuchi, Shigeru Yokoyama, Manabu Oi, Haruhiro Higashida and Yoshio Minabe


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6. The Effects of Some Neuropeptides on Motor Activity of Smooth Muscle Organs in Abdominal and Pelvic Cavities

By Anna Tolekova, Petya Hadzhibozheva, Tsvetelin Georgiev, Stanislava Mihailova, Galina Ilieva, Maya Gulubova, Eleonora Leventieva-Necheva, Kiril Milenov and Reni Kalfin


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7. Effect of Cadmium Contaminated Diet in Controlling Water Behavior by Meriones shawi

By Sihem Mbarek, Tounes Saidi and Rafika Ben Chaouacha-Chekir


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