Ecological and Histophysiological Investigation of the Hypothalamic Peptidergic Centers in Rodents Under Conditions of Hypobaric Hypoxia

  • I. A. Krasnovskaya
  • T. V. Tavrovskaya
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The role of the hypothalamo-hypophyseal neurosecretory system (HHNS) in adaptation to various environments in mammals has not been thoroughly studied. Ecological investigations are mainly concerned with the HHNS of desert-dwelling rodents (HOWE and JEWELL, 1959; KHALIL and TAWFIC, 1963; CASTEL and ABRAHAM, 1969; HATTON et al., 1972). There appear to be no publications on the HHNS in animals living at high altitudes.


Ground Squirrel Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Hypobaric Hypoxia Neurosecretory Cell Supraoptic Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Krasnovskaya
    • 1
  • T. V. Tavrovskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and BiochemistryUSSR Academy of SciencesLeningradUSSR

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