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Neurohumoral Control of the Release of Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone

Naturevolume 175pages11271128 (1955) | Download Citation



SINCE the stimuli which activate the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to discharge adrenocorticotrophin (emotional stress, several drugs such as adrenaline, and so on) elicit a parallel release of antidiuretic hormone from the hypothalamus and from the neurohypophysis1, we thought it worth while to investigate the possibility that posterior pituitary hormones may play a part in the regulation of the secretion of adrenocorticotrophic hormone from the adenohypophysis.

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  1. Department of Pharmacology, University of Milan

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