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HYPOTHALAMUS AND BASIC FUNCTIONS 1. Your hypothalamus  (hypo below, under the thalamus) modulates different parts of the brain by releasing hormones (Releasing factors) so it can come back to homeostasis. 2. You can see that the ‘ pituitary stalk’/ ‘portal vessels’ is a transition zone between the hypothalamus and the pituitary. These portal vessels use blood to carry down your releasing factors from the hypothalamus into the pituitary, so the pituitary can release its tropic hormones. Also remember, the hypothalamus can signal places neuronally or hormonally. 3. Your hypothalamus is divided into compartmentalized nuclei. Each structure has a specific function: a. Medial preoptic area= your medial preoptic area can regulate your blood pressure. b. Your lateral preoptic area can regulate your thirst c. Your SCN regulates your circadian rhythms d. Your paraventricular neuron can regulate your water balance e. Your Ventromedial nucleus regulates your satiety (feeling
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course COGS 107C taught by Professor Chiba during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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