Anatomy and physiology of the neuroendocrine arcuate nucleus.

  title={Anatomy and physiology of the neuroendocrine arcuate nucleus.},
  author={Bibie M. Chronwall},
  volume={6 Suppl 2},
The arcuate nucleus surrounds the ventral part of the third ventricle and contains densely packed small neurons with 1-3 dendrites. At least fifteen transmitters and neuropeptides have been found in perikarya of arcuate neurons. Each transmitter and neuropeptide have a characteristic distribution. In many cases distributions overlap (for example, dopamine and somatostatin, dopamine and neurotensin, neuropeptide Y and somatostatin) and alpha-MSH and beta-endorphin seem to have identical… CONTINUE READING


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