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Published: 15 November 2012

560 Pages | 96 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199841196

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Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Edited by Jacques Balthazart and Edited by Gregory Ball

Oxford Series in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

  • Provides a comprehensive review of what is known about aromatase and its distribution and regulation in the brain.
  • First to comprehensively review findings that have accumulated since that 1970s illustrating that estrogens have profound effects on the brain and behavior.
  • Refutes (1) the traditional view that estrogens are "female" hormones, and (2) the traditional view that estrogens are only slow acting hormones.
  • Covers research on mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.

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