Behavioral Endocrinology

Gonadal Hormones
  • Doris Zumpe
  • Richard P. Michael

Abstract

Hormones, particularly gonadal hormones, affect behavior by influencing (1) the development and activity of the CNS, for example, changing sexual and aggressive motivation; (2) sensory or perceptual mechanisms, for example, changing sensitivity to tactile and olfactory cues; and (3) effector mechanisms important for the elicitation and execution of the behavior, for example, the production of secondary sexual characteristics and the growth of antlers in deer.

Keywords

Cholesterol Estrogen Tamoxifen Progesterone Melatonin 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris Zumpe
    • 1
  • Richard P. Michael
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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