BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY

n. the study of the endocrine system in relation to behavior. There is a relationship between how hormones are secreted and how endocine glands and cells (neuroendocrine cells) function, such that they tend to alter behavior. These glands include the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals, and gonads, among others.

BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY: "Behavioral Endocrinology helps explain the individual reponse to stress by looking into the functioning of the adrenal glands and the secretion of corticosteroids."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-endocrinology/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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