Neurohumoral control of the anterior pituitary gland

  • L. Martini
  • A. Pecile
  • G. Giuliani
  • F. Fraschini
  • A. Carraro
Part of the Symposion der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie book series (ENDOKRINOLOGIE, volume 8)


Developments of the last few years have made it increasingly clear that the nervous system may be considered a complex endocrine system. The view is now developing rapidly that neurons may be producers and releasers of a variety of active physiological agents known as neurohumors. Some nervous cells, termed „neurosecretory cells“ (Scharrer 1959), have carried the secretory activity to the point where they become morphologically distinguishable from other nervous cells.


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  • L. Martini
    • 1
  • A. Pecile
    • 1
  • G. Giuliani
    • 1
  • F. Fraschini
    • 1
  • A. Carraro
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Farmacologia della Università di MilanoItalien

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