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Steroid Sensitivity of the Nervous System

  • J. P. Schadé
  • H. van Wilgenburg

Abstract

The nervous system of both vertebrates and invertebrates possesses groups of cells which release hormones. During the past decade, considerable attention has been paid to the output mechanisms of these so-called neuroendocrine cells. Much less is known about the input. In a previous paper (Schadé and van Wilgen-burg 1970) we showed that neuroendocrine cells of a snail (Helix pomatia) responded to circulating steroids by either a decrease or an increase of the membrane potential and thus altered the firing rate.

Keywords

Firing Rate Synaptic Input Neuroendocrine Cell Release Hormone Neuronal Membrane 
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References

  1. Schade, J. P. and Wilgenburg, H. van (1970): The influence of hormones on the unit firing of neurons. In: Influence of Hormones on the Nervous System. First International Congress of Psychoneuroendocrinology. (In press).Google Scholar
  2. Schade, J. P. and Wilgenburg, H. van (1971): Electrophysiological aspects of neuroendocrine cells. Proaress in Brain Research. (In press).Google Scholar

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Schadé
    • 1
  • H. van Wilgenburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Netherlands Central Institute for Brain ResearchAmsterdamthe Netherlands

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