brain hormone


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brain hormone

n.
Any of various hormones produced in the hypothalamic region of the brain, especially those acting on the pituitary gland to release other hormones.
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Body Ammo was the first company to launch over-the-counter DHEA Fountain of Youth Hormone in the United States last year, and expects the Pregnenolone brain hormone to have a marketing impact similar to DHEA, which generated $20 million in annualized sales with coverage on every major television station and newspaper nationwide.
In a second report in the same journal, Blask's group focuses on the role of melatonin, the brain hormone best known for its role in setting the body's biological clock.
They uncovered conspicuous differences in the circuitry for two brain hormones, AVP and oxytocin, that appear to be the basis for the species' divergent lifestyles.
The cerebrospinal fluid of these macaques exhibited excess amounts of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a brain hormone responsible for triggering the body's stress response.
Excess amounts of a brain hormone involved in grooming and social behavior may play a role in one type of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a new study suggests.
One possible mechanism gaining currency is the apparent ability of EMFs to modulate secretion of a brain hormone -- melatonin -- that regulates estrogen synthesis (SN: 7/3/93, p.
And recent work by Insel, De Vries, and others suggests that prairie voles, and perhaps other mammals, have co-opted this brain hormone to govern a host of complex behaviors.
A brain hormone associated with learning and stress may contribute to the development of bulimia nervosa, a disorder marked by bouts of binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative use.
Scientists investigating the brain hormone melatonin say new findings provide hope for people suffering from sleep disorders, seasonal depression or jet lag.
Now there's evidence that a brain hormone may be involved in the debilitating symptoms of both depression and the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.
Research showed that serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin--three brain hormones that affect social behavior--are all activated by vitamin D hormone.
The FASEB Journal reported the finding of a mechanism for vitamin D in maintaining adequate brain hormones that are needed to prevent autism spectrum disorders.