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The neurohypophysis

Stephen G. Ball

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.2018

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The neurohypophysis

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The neurohypophysis is a complex neurohumoral system with a key role in body fluid homoeostasis and reproductive function. This chapter will concentrate on the physiology and pathophysiology of the two hormones made by the neurohypophysis, vasopressin and oxytocin, outlining the roles of both hormones together with the molecular, cellular, and anatomical basis of their regulation and function.

Chapter.  13381 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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