hypothalamus : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

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

  • Paul Allen in Wired News
    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...

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