hypothalamus


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a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system

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Where the body is exposed to drastic cold weather for a prolonged period (hypothermia), the function of the hypothalamus can affect the thinking process, so someone may become less able to think clearly.
The hypothalamus was known to regulate important processes including growth, development, reproduction and metabolism.
Could adding stem cells to the hypothalamus counteract aging?
When your hypothalamus decides it's night time, it tells your pineal gland to secrete melatonin.
The acupuncture stimuli given to these animals had a rapid effect on neuroanatomical pathways that connect the stimulus point in the arm to responsive neurons in the spinal cord and into a region in the brain called the hypothalamus.
In the present study, we examined the changes in feed intake and appetite-related peptides in the hypothalamus of broiler chicks after subcutaneous insulin injection and determined the relationship between peripheral insulin and appetite.
These complementary areas in the hypothalamus influence how much glucose is converted into fat and how much is available to fuel activity and minimize hunger.
Receptors in the hypothalamus are part of the endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate hunger, along with pain sensitivity, emotions and memory.
This aggression hub in the hypothalamus doesn't work alone.
These peptides promote wakefulness by activating wake-active neurons (WAN) in the hypothalamus and brain stem.
Hypothalamus plays an integrative function in this process acting through variety of systems.
The BNST also forms a bridge between the amygdala and the lateral hypothalamus, the brain region that drives primal functions like eating, sexual behaviour, and aggression.
Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD, and his colleagues at Yeshiva University evaluated inflammatory changes in the hypothalamus that have been associated with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms including glucose intolerance and central obesity.
Consumption of glucose reduces blood flow in the hypothalamus - the part of the brain that controls appetite and hunger - but consumption of fructose does not.
Secondary measures also included whole-brain analyses to explore other regional CBF changes, hormone responses to the ingestion of the drinks, and functional connectivity analysis to investigate correlations between the hypothalamus and other brain regions affected.
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