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