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The Hormonal and Physiological Control of Egg Production

Tony D. Williams

in Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139821
eISBN:
9781400842797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139821.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter focuses on the regulation of female reproduction and on the physiological regulation of ovary and oviduct function during egg production. Since female reproduction is highly seasonal and ... More


The neuropsychology of endocrine disorders

David M. Erlanger, Geoffrey Tremont, and Jennifer Duncan Davis

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.30
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

A basic understanding of how endocrine dysfunction affects the central nervous system is important for a majority of cases referred for assessment by clinical neuropsychologists. Beyond playing a ... More


The biological response to stress and chronic pain

Anthony K.P. Jones, John McBeth, and Andrea Power

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter outlines the ways in which psychological and physical stressors may interact with the pain matrix to generate chronic pain. It then explores how alterations in the molecular response to ... More


Positive Psychological States and Biological Processes

Carissa A. Low, Julienne E. Bower, Judith T. Moskowitz, and Elissa S. Epel

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Mounting scientific evidence indicates that positive psychological states are reflected in biological processes, objective physical health, and mortality. This chapter examines the mechanisms through ... More


Understanding How Stress Affects the Physical Body

BRUCE S. RABIN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter explains how psychological stress affects the brain, neuroendocrine system and ultimately, the cardiovascular and immune systems. A theoretical model is presented that details the ... More


Structure of the Nervous System: General Design and Gross Anatomy

Jeremy M. Sullivan and Jens Herberholz

in Functional Morphology and Diversity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398038
eISBN:
9780190267780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398038.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The myriad behaviors characteristic of crustaceans reflect the diverse lifestyles (pelagic, benthic, terrestrial, parasitic, sessile) of this large taxon. These behaviors are controlled by nervous ... More


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