Production, Release, Transportation and Elimination of the Neurohypophysial Hormones

  • Michael Ginsburg
Part of the Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie / Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 23)


At first the term ‘neurosecretion’ was used in the description of neurones that contained particles resembling secretory granules (Scharrer and Scharrer,1940). Since then, advancing knowledge of neuronal structure and function, in particular the discovery by electron microscopy of synaptic vesicles and other inclusions containing transmitter substances and the demonstration that neurosecretory neurones transmit action potentials, has led to a narrowing of the distinction between neurosecretory and other neurones and to a tendency to make the definition more restrictive.


Arginine Vasopressin Supraoptic Nucleus Neurosecretory Granule Neural Lobe Neurosecretory Material 
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