How the Brain Mediates Ovarian Responses to Environmental Stimuli

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
  • B. R. Komisaruk
  • E. Terasawa
  • J. F. Rodriguez-Sierra


In the preceding three chapters, we have examined the regulation of the gonads in general and the mammalian ovary in particular. In this analysis, we saw how interactions between the steroid-secreting organs, the brain, and the pituitary result in orderly reproductive events like the estrous cycle. In this chapter, we discuss many issues related to this basic theme of neuroendocrine integration, but with the emphasis on the specific role of the central nervous system.


Luteinizing Hormone Olfactory Bulb Estrous Cycle Median Eminence Ovarian Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Komisaruk
    • 1
  • E. Terasawa
    • 2
  • J. F. Rodriguez-Sierra
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Animal BehaviorRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Wisconsin Regional Primate Research CenterUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anatomy, School of MedicineUniversity of NebraskaOmahaUSA

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