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WEB LECTURE:-Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
"Sex, Stress and the Hippocampus: Receptors, Intracellular Mechanisms and Synaptic Plasticity"
Bruce S. McEwen, PhD

Professor and Head, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
Rockefeller University, New York City, New York, USA

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Lecture Posted May 31, 2001
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Slide 1: Introduction
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Slide 2: Neuroendocrine System and Hypothalamic Blood Supply to Anterior Pituitary Gland
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Slide 3: Hippocampus plays a key role in encoding and retrival of memory and may change in shape and size.
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Slide 4: Increased cortisol (main adrenal glucocorticoid) associated with impaired memory and smaller hippocampal volume.
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Slide 5: Hippocampus has been found to be atrophied in a number of disorders.
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Slide 6: Shrinkage of hippocampus impairs functions such as memory, it shuts off the "stress" axis and harms emotion processing.
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