neuroendocrinology

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neuroendocrinology

[¦nu̇r·ō‚en·də·krə′näl·ə·jē]
(biology)
The study of the structural and functional interrelationships between the nervous and endocrine systems.
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Carcinoid tumours are slow-growing tumours, derived from enterochromaffin (EC) cells located in the crypts of LieberkA1/4hn, a part of neuroendocrine system.
In short, UV causes depletion of cellular antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes (SOD, catalase), initiates DNA damage leading to the formation of thymidine dimmers, activates the neuroendocrine system leading to immunosuppression and release of neuroendocrine mediators, and causes increased synthesis and release of pro-inflammatory mediators from a variety of skin cells.
Tietjen said there is considerable preclinical and clinical evidence that chronic early life stress results in changes in the neuroendocrine system that controls reactions to stress and regulates many body processes including the immune system as well as mood, emotions, and sexuality.
uk FACTFILE A Carcinoid tumour is cancer in the neuroendocrine system, which makes hormones and regulates various organs in the body.
KS patients represent a unique human model that provides insights into signaling factors involved in the organization of a critical neuroendocrine system.
In addition, early-childhood disruption of the neuroendocrine system could increase the risk for disordered eating and changes in fat storage and distribution.
Alternatively, the researchers said that laughter might affect the neuroendocrine system, which controls glucose levels in the blood.
1,2) Glomus bodies are made up of paraganglionic tissue that is present at birth, and they are part of the extra-adrenal neuroendocrine system.
Examples include the autonomic nervous system, prolactin, thyroid hormone, inflammatory cytokines, and other components of the neuroendocrine system and immune system.
According to this hypothesis, we suggest that all changes in BNP concentration should potentially be considered as clinically relevant, even when they are narrower than the calculated intraindividual biological variation, because these variations reflect changes in activation of the neuroendocrine system as a result of specific pathophysiologic mechanisms.
Light acts as a nutrient in the body: when it hits the retina it directly hits the neuroendocrine system.
Meditation, for example, has been shown to cause a "relaxation response" that leads to reduced muscle tension and a change in the body's neuroendocrine system.

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