Development of the Convergent Themes of Neuroendocrinology

  • Chandler McC. Brooks
Part of the Perspectives in Neuroendocrine Research book series (PNR, volume 1)


It is an honor to be included among those considered to have contributed to the development of neuroendocrinology. Although I have always thought of myself as a physiologist interested in the control and integration of body functions, I am pleased to be also a neuroendocrinologist. During my time I have had many interests and at least some of them represent the major themes which have resulted in the establishment of this new discipline. A discussion of the history of neuroendocrinology requires some description of these contributory interests responsible for its development and a definition of neuroendocrinology.


Autonomic System Diabetes Insipidus Adrenal Medulla Anterior Lobe Pituitary Stalk 
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  • Chandler McC. Brooks
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyDownstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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