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Definition of «Hypothalamus»

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Hypothalamus: The area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.

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  • hypothalamus: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( hī ' pō-thăl ' ə-məs ) n. The part of the brain that lies below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ...

  • Hypothalamus - New World Encyclopedia

    The hypothalamus, also known as the "master gland," is a supervising center in the brain that links the body's two control systems, the nervous system and the endocrine ...

  • Hypothalamus - encyclopedia article - Citizendium

    The hypothalamus is a part of the vertebrate brain that is located below the thalamus. In humans, it lies directly above the soft patate in the roof of the mouth.

  • Hypothalamus - Biology

    About the size of a pearl, the hypothalamus directs a multitude of important functions in the body. It is the control center for many autonomic functions and also ...

  • The Hypothalamus - B e c o m e H e a l t h y N o w . c o m ...

    Anatomy. The hypothalamus is an integral part of the substance of the brain. A small cone-shaped structure, it projects downward, ending in the pituitary (infundibular ...

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