Functional significance of the innervation of the gonads

Ida Gerendai, Péter Banczerowski, Béla Halász

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Abstract

Gonadal functions are governed by the hypothalamohypophysial system. Recent studies have demonstrated the existence of a multisynaptic neural pathway between the brain and the gonads. This review summarizes the morphological and physiological data that suggest the role of the brain-gonadal circuitry in the control of gonadal functions and discusses relevant clinical observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalEndocrine
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Brain
  • Gonads
  • Innervation
  • Neural control
  • Viral tracing technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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