Is Posterior-Hypophysial Corticotropin Involved in Neurogenic Stress?

  • C. Mialhe
  • B. Briaud
  • B. Koch
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

By disconnecting the pituitary from the central nervous system (CNS), FORTIER (1951) distinguished between two categories of stress: neurogenic and systemic, according to whether they act at the hypothalamo-pituitary level through the CNS, or through the circulatory system. Neurogenic stress may be characterized by: (1) the necessity of an intact neural input to the hypothalamus, (2) a fast ACTH response and, (3) a great sensitivity to the circulating corticosteroid levels (cf. review by MIALHE and BRIAUD, 1977).

Keywords

Corticosteroid Acetylcholine Corticosterone 

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  • C. Mialhe
  • B. Briaud
  • B. Koch

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