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.
The new drug Cabergolin works by restricting the brain hormone prolactine.
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.10).
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.
"Leptin increases after meals, and chronic low levels of the hormone due to severe starvation alters other brain hormones that, in turn, dampen hormones necessary for conception."
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.