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a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system

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The need for sleep is regulated by the hypothalmus.
The effect of food and water deprivation on post-stress analgesia in mice and levels of beta-endorphin and dynorphin in blood plasma and hypothalmus.
In exposed rats, he discovered that an excess of a crucial reproductive hormone, called luteinizing-hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), was apparently trapped in the hypothalmus.
Once we have eaten enough, the hypothalmus sends out serotonin - a sedative - to tell us we've had enough.
1 SKIN: Cold receptors in the skin send message to the heat gain centre in the hypothalmus