Circadian Adrenocortical Cycle and the Central Nervous System

  • Franz Halberg
  • Salvador Sánchez de la Peña
  • Germaine Cornelissen
Part of the Satellite Symposia of the IUPHAR 9th International Congress of Pharmacology book series (SSNIC)


Metabolic and adjustive networks (Halberg et al., 1939, 1979a), as well as complementary networks for growth, repair and reproduction, are all characterized by interrcodulating rhythmic components of several orders and frequencies, A critical node in the interdigitating networks is the adrenal cortex, A spontaneous adrenal cortical cycle is preparatory to activity (Halberg, 1931, 1933; Halberg and Visscher, 1952; Halberg et al., 1951, 1953a, 1959) as well as responsive to factors from without (Pincus, 1943).


Circadian Rhythm Adrenal Cortex Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Adrenal Cell Melatonin Receptor 
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  • Salvador Sánchez de la Peña
  • Germaine Cornelissen

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