brain hormone


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brain hormone

n.
Any of various hormones produced in the hypothalamic region of the brain, especially those acting on the pituitary gland to release other hormones.
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As Dr Prague explains, hot flushes are triggered by the release of a brain hormone called neurokinin B (NKB) in response to dropping oestrogen levels.
That flash of light could cause a drop in the brain hormone melatonin, which is tied to contractions.
They were looking for the production of a brain hormone called dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
This brain hormone seems to have an essential role in the regulation of the circadian rhythm.
Around 20 per cent of people produce chronically low levels of dopamine, a brain hormone essential for concentration.
But individuals who smell a certain brain hormone become unusually trusting of others in financial transactions, according to a new report.
The gene makes a receptor protein stimulated by a brain hormone called vasopressin.
Low levels of the brain hormone seratonin can cause both depression and a craving for carbohydrates.
Oxytocin is a brain hormone released by men and women after sex.
Masashi Yanagisawa, a professor at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and scientists at Southwestern Medical Center at the University of Texas found the gene while studying a brain hormone that stimulates the appetite in mice.
Urocortin is the third brain hormone reported within the last 15 months to suppress appetite.
Papadopoulos and colleagues based the Alzheimer's blood test on the production of a brain hormone called dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).