American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The part of the brain that lies below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon and functioning to regulate bodily temperature, certain metabolic processes, and other autonomic activities.
- n. anatomy A region of the forebrain located below the thalamus, forming the basal portion of the diencephalon, and functioning to regulate body temperature, some metabolic processes and governing the autonomic nervous system.
- n. a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system
- hypo- + thalamus (Wiktionary)
“To explain the gradual development of this inhibition of activity as the result of destruction in the hypothalamus is misleading.”
“Closer examination of the a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which is known to be involved in energy regulation, revealed the protein present there too.”
“A region of the brain called the hypothalamus plays a critical role in dealing with digestion and controls chemical messengers that pass between the brain and the gut.”
“Stress can affect the functioning of the hypothalamus, which is the gland in the brain that regulates the hormones required to produce testosterone.”
“Important hormones integral to the stress response are produced within a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.”
“The hypothalamus is the command and control center at the top of this entire chain of events.”
“The hypothalamus is the master gland and controls so many areas our bodies.”
“The part of our brains known as the hypothalamus directs the distribution of essential hormones and operates the diffuse network of nerves controlling the function of the internal organs.”
“When we produce too much of a hormone, our brain, working through a part called the hypothalamus, sends out signals to produce less.”
“The Arcuate Nucleus is a part of the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain involved with appetite regulation.”
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