Neurochemical Mechanisms of Temperature Regulation and Food Ingestion
Although the actual concept of a neurohumoral code for a physiological control process may be a relatively straightforward one (Miller, 1965; Myers and Sharpe, 1968a), the specific details of any of the postulated coding systems are virtually unknown. The biological meaning of the term coding, which was used originally by the geneticists, refers to a synaptic systematization of chemical events that either trigger or suppress an efferent pathway (Myers, 1974). As such, the process of systematization can often explain how a physiological or behavioral response is activated or how it is inhibited. But what does this mean in terms of a neuronal process?
KeywordsPreoptic Area Anterior Hypothalamus Ingestive Behavior Anatomical Mapping Humoral Code
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