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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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.
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.
This vast difference in lifestyle may come down to a single brain hormone, vasopressin, which in the human body is more commonly associated with regulation of water content.
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.
Lead scientist Professor Heisler said that the research focused on the cells in the area of the brain that made important brain hormones called pro--opiomelanocortin (POMC) peptides, which controls one's appetite.
Lead scientist Professor Lora Heisler said that the research focused on the cells in the area of the brain that made important brain hormones called pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) peptides, which controls one's appetite.
A downturn in the circulation of testosterone should cause the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to trigger a release of brain hormones that stimulate the testicles to ramp up production of testosterone.
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.
Research showed that serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin--three brain hormones that affect social behavior--are all activated by vitamin D hormone.