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Hormones and Brain Plasticity$
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Luis Miguel García-Segura

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326611

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.001.0001

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Hormonal Influences on Brain Plasticity: II. Sex Hormones

Hormonal Influences on Brain Plasticity: II. Sex Hormones

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Hormones and Brain Plasticity
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Luis Miguel García-Segura

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0004

This chapter discusses the actions of gonadal hormones on synaptic plasticity and cellular replacement, and the potential mechanisms involved in the hormonal actions. It begins by examining the actions of ovarian hormones—estradiol and progesterone— on neural plasticity, followed by an analysis of the effects of testicular androgens. The neuroplastic effects of the adrenal androgen dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) are also considered when analyzing the effects of testicular androgens.

Keywords:   gonadal hormones, estradiol, progesterone, synaptic plasticity, neuronal replacement, androgens, cellular replacement

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