Central Noradrenergic and Serotonergic Mechanisms in Temperature Regulation and Adaptation

  • K. Brück

Abstract

Stability of body temperature results from the actions of several effector systems integrated in a feedback control system. Notably, the immediate control of the effector systems is neuronal not hormonal (Fig. 1); blood-borne hormones may, however, modulate the actions of the thermoregulatory system. All controlling efferent nervous pathways originate in the hypothalamus, which is thought to represent the central regulator or integration centre of the temperature control system (Brück and Zeisberger 1987; Simon et al. 1986).

Keywords

Serotonin Noradrenaline Progesterone Hull Catecholamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Brück
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyJustus Liebig UniversityGiessenGermany

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