Role of the paraventricular nucleus microenvironment in stress integration.

Abstract

The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus is the primary controller of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical glucocorticoid release. In performing this function, the paraventricular nucleus summates a variety of information from both external and internal sources into a net secretory signal to the adrenal cortex. In this review, we will provide an overview of… (More)

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