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Neuroendocrinology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (888 words)
For example, the secretion of growth hormone is controlled by two neuroendocrine systems: the growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) neurons and the somatostatin neurons, which stimulate and inhibit GH secretion respectively.
Neuroendocrine neurones control the gonads – and gonadal steroids in turn influence the brain; and so do corticosteroids secreted from the adrenal gland under the influence of ACTH.
Neuroendocrine neurons were discovered in the peripheral nervous system, regulating for instance digestion.
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Neuroendocrine tumors manifest in the gastrointestinal tract mainly as carcinoid and pancreatic islet-cell tumors.
Neuroendocrine tumors are well known for producing various hormonal syndromes and for their indolent clinical course in most patients, although some of these tumors do not produce hormones of clinical significance.
Neuroendocrine cells differ from neurons in that axons and specialized nerve terminals are absent in the former, and consequently, their mode of transmission is endocrine or paracrine rather than synaptic.
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