Sex steroids and mood: a gynaecologist's point of view.

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serval:BIB_9DAD0CEB1958
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
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Title
Sex steroids and mood: a gynaecologist's point of view.
Journal
Giornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia
Author(s)
Valentino V, Bernardi F, Pluchino N, Genazzani AR
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Volume
28
Number
4
Pages
175-182
Language
english
Abstract
Sexual steroid act physiologically very strong on the brain and their fluctations share in physiopathology of female adaptative disorders. In woman the estrogens are basic not only for the reproductive function, but they also carry out more biological functions. In fact, by the release regulation of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides the estrogens control, in the hypothalamus, the activity of many centres for the regulation of reproductive function, termoregulation, satiety, arterial pressure, etc. and they are important, in the limbic system, for the regulation of mood, behaviour and well-being. During climacteric the reduction of sexual steroids is coupled with an alteration of neurotransmitters' turnover and with reduction of activity of neuropeptides involved in modulation of brain functions. Actually some studies are reserved on neuropeptides' fluctation during menopause and the influence of HRT on neuroendocrine milieu.
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