Chemical markers have brought important new dimensions to the studies of the brain. As a result of this development, the chemical anatomy of the neurons system is being explored in great detail. This new functional neuroanatomy has demonstrated new organizations of perikaryal groupings of neurons and pathways from these cells which often follow unexpected courses. The field of chemical identification has recently been improved by methods reported in this volume, e.g. serotonin locatization and direct labelling of cholinergic neurons. The new techniques provide a ''new pair of glasses'' for everyone working in this field. This volume will be of great interest for researchers in neuropharmacology, neuroanatomy, immunochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuroscience and cell biology.
Organization of the Oxytocin and Vasopressin Systems of the Hypothalamus: Intra- and Extra-Hypothalamic Projections E.A. Zimmerman Descending Projections from the Lateral Hypothalamic Area to the Brainstem and Spinal Cord in the Rat: A Study by HRP and Autoradiographic Methods Y. Hosoya Immunohistochemistry of Oxytocin and Vasopressin Neurons in Dog and Rat under Normal and Experimental Conditions M. Kawata Circumventricular Organs as Targets and Release Sites for Peptide Hormones and Monoamines H. Leonhardt Comparative Ultrastructure of Neuropeptide-Containing Cells of the Nervo- and Magnocellular Neurosecretory System G.P. Kozlowski Ultrastructural Studies on the Mechanism of Hormone Release from the Neurohypophysis by the Method of Rapid Freezing and Osmium Substitution K. Kurosumi Monoamine--TRH Interactions by Means of Simultaneous Autoradiography and Immunocytochemistry S. Shioda Uncommon Immunoreactive Features of Peptidergic Neurons in the Rat Brain B. Krisch Changes in the Hypothalamo--Hypophyseal Neuron System Following Hypophysectomy Y. Ibata Relationship between Noradrenergic and Osmotic Control of Vasopressin Release C.D. Sladek Morphological Aspects of the Central Somatostatinergic Systems M. Tohyama LHRH Neurons and Their Projections G.E. Hoffman Immunohistochemical and Immunocytochemical Localization of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone in the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland of Human and Rat R.Y. Osamura The Mode of Action of Neuropeptides in Regulating the Secretion of Pituitary Hormones Y. Kato The Role of Neuropeptides and Amines on Secretion of Prolactin J. Takahara Immunohistocytochemical Studies on Amine-Containing Neurons Related to Circumventricular Organs of Various Animals I. Nagatsu Cholinergic Systems in the Cat Cortex Studied by Choline Acetyltransferase Immunohistochemistry H. Kimura Substance P in the Basal Ganglia I. Kanazawa Norepinephrine--Vasopressin Interactions during Aging J.R. Sladek Plasticity of Monoamine Neurons Observed in a Model Cell in Vitro and in Response to Injury in Vivo T. Chiba Histochemical Analysis of Functional Organization of Catecholamine-Containing Neurons H. Kojima Advanced Histochemical Analysis of Locally Specialized Distribution Patterns of Hypothalamic Monoamines H.-G. Hartwig Immunohistochemical Detection of Serotonin in the Central Nervous System Y. Takeuchi Subject index