What Is The Function Of The Hypothalamus?


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Nathan Corrie answered
The Hypothalamus connects the Endocrine system with the autonmic nervous system (ANS). It is responsible primarily for regulating the hormones secreted by the Pituitary gland in order to maintain what might be termed the body's 'status quo'. These functions include  temperature, hunger, thirst and also the primitive emotional responses such as anger and fear.
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Daisy Sarma answered
Before talking about the function of the hypothalamus we must know what the hypothalamus is. It is that area of the brain that is located below the thalamus, and is responsible for connecting the nervous system to the endocrine glands. This it does via the pituitary gland.

The hypothalamus has many complex functionalities. As mentioned above, it connects the nervous system to the endocrine glands via the pituitary glands. In the process of doing so, it also synthesizes and secretes neurohormones. Neurohormones are needed to control the hormone secretion functionality in the hypothalamus.

There are other numerous functions of the hypothalamus. It is responsible for regulating the body temperature. Besides this, there are other functions about the hypothalamus that you should know.

Besides this functon, other functions of the hypothalamus include regulation of other physical factors such as hunger, thirst, as well as circadian cycles. You guys are young and talented.
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Anonymous answered
The Hypothalamus is a part of the brain that controls the temperature of the body...
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Exert direct nervous control over the anterior pituitary and the adrenal medulla.

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