The Role of the Posterior Pituitary and Its Peptides on the Maintenance of Conditioned Avoidance Behaviour

  • D. de Wied


The pituitary-adrenal axis is the system “par excellence” of homeostasis and responsible for the relative freedom which higher organisms exhibit in a constantly changing environment. Every stressful situation therefore initiates a chain of events which results in the release of ACTH and the subsequent secretion of adrenocortical hormones.


Diabetes Insipidus Avoidance Response Related Peptide Posterior Lobe Extinction Session 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. de Wied
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  1. 1.Rudolf Magnus Institute for Pharmacology Medical FacultyUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtthe Netherlands

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