The Role of the Limbic System in Neuroendocrine Regulation

  • J. O. Willoughby
  • J. B. Martin


Metabolic stability of the internal environment is essential for brain organized, involuntary or deliberate behaviours, directed towards meeting the needs of homeostasis or responding appropriately to external stimuli. One such involuntary brain function which subserves ongoing metabolic requirements is the normal regulation of anterior pituitary hormone secretion. Furthermore, in mounting an appropriate response to an internal or external stimulus, automatic and deliberate behaviours are coordinated, and thus anterior pituitary secretion is sometimes linked to behaviour.


Luteinizing Hormone Thyroid Stimulate Hormone Limbic System Growth Hormone Secretion Luteinizing Hormone Level 
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