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- Anabolism : Biological processes that build larger molecules from smaller ones, and increase the size of bones, organs and muscles.
- Anterior pituitary : Endocrine gland that secretes hormones to regulate stress, growth, metabolism and reproduction.
- Arcuate nucleus : An aggregation of neurons in the mediobasal hypothalamus with important roles in appetite regulation and in the control of growth hormone secretion and prolactin secretion.
- Biosynthesis : The production of chemical metabolites by living systems.
- Claude Kordon : (11 April 1934 - 2 June 2008) French biologist who was a leading researcher in endocrinology and neuroendocrinology.
- Diabetes mellitus : Relative or absolute lack of insulin leading to uncontrolled carbohydrate metabolism.
- Drugs banned from the Olympics : Substances prohibited for use by athletes prior to, and during competing in the Olympics.
- Ghrelin : A hormone produced by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach that stimulate appetite.
- Hormone : A chemical director of biological activity that travels through some portion of the body as a messenger.
- Hypothalamus : A part of the mammalian brain located below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon.
- Incidentaloma : Tumour found by coincidence without clinical symptoms or suspicion.
- Life extension : Medical and non-medical attempts to slow down or reverse the processes of aging, to extend both the maximum and average lifespan.
- Mammal : A warm-blooded animal with a backbone which also has hair, and produces milk to feed its young.
- Median eminence : Specialised region at the base of the brain containing the hypothalamo-hypophysial portal vessels and neuroendocrine nerve endings that release their products into them.
- Medication : A licensed drug taken to cure or reduce symptoms of an illness or medical condition.
- Neuroendocrinology : The study of the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system.
- Peptide hormone : A class of chemical messengers, secreted into the blood from endocrine cells, that bind to specific receptors expressed on the plasma membrane of target cells.
- Somatostatin : Neuropeptide whose best known function is as a hypothalamic factor that inhibits the secretion of growth hormone.