HYPOTHALAMUS AND ANTERIOR PITUITARY
Introduction to communication, “story lines”, “reflex
arc” models, neuroendocrinology, hierarchies,
Hypothalamic - pituitary axis, neurohypophyseal neuronal
pathway, posterior pituitary function. Neurovascular
hypothesis, hypothalamic and hypophysiotropic
neurohormones to the anterior pituitary, experiments.
Harris and portal vessels, Halaz and Hypothalamic
Hypophysiotropic Area, neuroendocrine transducer cells
and AP function. Assessing in vivo and in vitro
hypophysiotropic hormone release.
Neuroendocrine control, hierarchies, integrators. Inputs to
neuroendocrine transducer cells and their effects on AP
hormones. ME as a neuroendocrine integration site, other
neuroendocrine integration sites.
Neurohormones (GnRH, TRH, GHRH, SS, CRH, DA).
ANT, POST, AND INTERMEDIARY
PITUITARY, & PINEAL
Introduction to hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal function.
Posterior pituitary hormones (OT, AVP) and their secretion,