CNS Control of the Pituitary

Neurochemistry of Hypothalamic Releasing and Inhibitory Hormones
  • Samuel McCann


In this chapter I should like to describe the saga of the discovery of the hypothalamic neurohormones that regulate the secretion of anterior pituitary hormones, discuss the current status of their chemistry and the factors that influence their release, and allude briefly to some possible clinical applications of these neurohormones. I shall try to present the current status of this rapidly advancing field but shall not document all statements with references. Instead, I shall provide key references, mostly to reviews, that should enable the interested student to delve further into the literature.


Median Eminence Arcuate Nucleus Pituitary Stalk Anterior Pituitary Hormone LHRH Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel McCann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School at DallasDallasUSA

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