The Bioscan, 2 (1) 051-053,2007
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
REGULATION OF SERUM CORTISOL BY SOMATOSTATIN: EVIDENCE OF
NEUROENDOCRINE CONTROL OF ADRENAL GLAND IN AMPHIBIA
SHAMSHUN NEHAR
Department of Zoology
Ranchi University, Ranchi - 834 008, India.
E-mail: snehar1805@yahoo.co.in

KEY WORDS

Somatostatin
Cortisol
Regulatory role




Received on: 14.12.2006

Accepted on: 24.02.2007



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ABSTRACT

The role of somatostatin in plasma cortisol level in Rana tigrina (amphibia, anura) has been investigated. An inhibitory impact on both, intact (16.32%) as well as pharmacologically annuled frogs (23.27%) has been recorded. it is concluded that in both the conditions, it act as a preventive agent to counteract any excess secretion of cortisol due to the failure of classical regulatory mechanism.