60 YEARS OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY: The posterior pituitary, from Geoffrey Harris to our present understanding.

@article{Leng201560YO,
  title={60 YEARS OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY: The posterior pituitary, from Geoffrey Harris to our present understanding.},
  author={Gareth Leng and Rafael Pineda and Nancy Sabatier and Mike Ludwig},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={226 2},
  pages={T173-85}
}
Geoffrey Harris pioneered our understanding of the posterior pituitary, mainly with experiments that involved the electrical stimulation of the supraoptico-hypophysial tract. In the present essay, we explain how his observations included clues to the pulsatile nature of the oxytocin signal - clues that were followed up by subsequent workers, including his students and their students. These studies ultimately led to our present understanding of the milk-ejection reflex and of the role of… CONTINUE READING

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