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Hypothalamus

Descriptions of Hypothalamus

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

Hypothalamus: a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system
Source: WordNet 2.1

Hypothalamus : ventral part of the diencephalon extending from the region of the optic chiasm to the caudal border of the mammillary bodies and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the third ventricle.
Source: CRISP

Hypothalamus : Ventral part of the diencephalon extending from the region of the optic chiasm to the caudal border of the mammillary bodies and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the third ventricle.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Hypothalamus

Hypothalamus: The hypothalamus is a small area of the brain, located near the thalamus and pituitary gland. The hypothalamus has many functions including the production of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and oxytocin, integrating the autonomic nervous system, and regulation of such functions as body temperature, hormone secretion, growth, sleep cycles, mood, alertness, and the feelings of hunger and satiety.

Conditions that can afflict the hypothalamus include hypothalamus dysfunction, malnutrition, radiation exposure, genetic disorders, tumors, trauma, birth defects, and infection.

Closely Related Organs: Hypothalamus

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Hypothalamus:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Hypothalamus

The following conditions are related to the organ: Hypothalamus:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Hypothalamus

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Hypothalamus:

Condition count: 1 ; see list below.

Organ types: Brain (167), Endocrine system (93), Hormonal system (93)

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Diseases List for Hypothalamus:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Hypothalamus' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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