The hypothalamus as an endocrine target organ

  • L. Martini


The concept that the brain may be a target for hormone action originated with the pioneer studies of Berthold, who, in 1849, reported the striking changes in aggressive and sexual behaviour occurring in cockerels after castration and concluded that testicular secretions may influence the brain.


Anterior Pituitary Gonadotrophin Secretion Male Sexual Behaviour Anterior Pituitary Function Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company 
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© B. Cox, I. D. Morris and A. H. Weston 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Martini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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