Neuroendocrinology of ageing.

  title={Neuroendocrinology of ageing.},
  author={Habib ur Rehman and Ewan A. Masson},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={30 4},
Many common problems encountered in the ageing patient can be related to neuroendocrine phenomena. These include Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognitive dysfunction, depression, Parkinson's disease, hyponatraemia and the postmenopausal increase in both vascular risk and osteoporosis. This review concentrates on the hypothalamic neuroendocrine system, including the dopaminergic, noradrenergic, serotoninergic, cholinergic and neurohypophyseal systems and the roles of the anterior pituitary… CONTINUE READING