By Rainer Landgraf,Inga D. Neumann

ISBN-10: 0444532013

ISBN-13: 9780444532015

Vasopressin and oxytocin are the most important hormones of the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial method, and are famous to be severely excited about antidiuresis, exertions, and milk ejection. This ebook highlights the most recent learn on vasopressin and oxytocin, overlaying a number of organic features. The means of either hormones to control a number of facets of social behaviours together with pair-bonding, aggression, maternal love, and sexual behaviour, is a primary concentration, as are their interactions with numerous different neuromodulators and transmitters. additionally, the publication illustrates the new improvement of vasopressin and oxytocin agonists/antagonists as capability medicines to regard not just disturbances of physique fluid homeostasis, but in addition psychological issues, together with social phobia, autism, anxiousness, and melancholy. The promising mix of uncomplicated and medical learn, comprising body structure, neuroendocrinology, behavioral biology, pharmacology, imaging and molecular genetics makes this ebook an important addition to either specialists and scientists new to the sphere alike.

• entire evaluate of OXT and AVP body structure and behaviour
• each one bankruptcy covers a singular point of OXT and AVP study and is written by way of a number one expert
• overview articles are perfect for specialists and novices to the sector alike
• Discusses attention-grabbing behavioural results of oxytocin and vasopressin
• Summarizes the hot explosion of neuropeptide learn, body structure and behavior, is in a single location

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