hypothalamus hypothalamus

Definition(s):

  • (n) a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system

Usage(s):

  1. Being married somehow helps the body circumvent this mess, either by hushing the hypothalamus or reducing cortisol production.
  2. Normally the hypothalamus is checked by the more civilized cerebral cortex.
  3. The body produces hormones that activate the hypothalamus.

News

  • Arg-Phe-amide-related peptides influence gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons

    ( Neural Regeneration Research ) During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded. Two novel hypothalamic Arg-Phe-amide-related peptides, kisspeptin and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone, may be important regulators of the reproductive axis.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  • "One researcher at Harvard who studies obesity found a receptor in the hypothalamus, an area involved in appetite and feeding control," said Allen. "Subsequently, he built a research program around this finding. It's really rewarding for me...
    on Sep 26, 2006 By: Paul Allen Source: Wired News

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