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    The hypothalamus in located in the brain. It is responsible for regulating body temperature, some metabolic processes and it is the main part that controls the autonomic nervous system. The hypothalamus is also in control of the production of many vital hormones that play a major role in maintaining the right standards for your body and chemical substances that help control different cells and organs. The hormones released from the hypothalamus control physiologic purposes, such as sleep, mood or sex drive. The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland that controls the other endocrine glands and has a major impact growth, metabolism and maturation. As well as that, the pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and is located at the base of the…

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    Hypothalamus Case Study

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    The Role of the Hypothalamus in the Control of Appetite in relation to obesity. Introduction Appetite is the desire for a body’s needs to be fulfilled, in this case appetite is used in the sense of “the desire to eat food”. Humans need to manage the intake of food so mechanisms such as metabolism which occurs during cell respiration, can run efficiently meaning no energy is wasted, nor is too much saved. The effect of having a high appetite can have a tremendous effect on a person’s body weight…

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    closely associated with the hypothalamus in their functionality. As such, the pituitary gland produces an array of hormones once it receives signals from the hypothalamus. These hormones are responsible for regulating the activities of the other glands, such as prolactin, which is involved in milk production, adrenocorticotropic hormone which responds to stress through a stimulation of the epinephrine, hormone responsible for the stimulation of thyroid, as well as the luteinizing hormone, which…

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    Hypothalamus Experiment

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    The scientific term which is used to describe the temperature control in the body is called hypothalamus. Hypothalamus begins in your brain since your brain makes the choices for your body. This is very important because if you're too cold you can start shivering for long periods of time which can lead up to hypothermia. On the other hand, if you are too hot you and start to sweat a lot it can lead up to avoid disease. Here are the 3 different that your body can make in these tough situations.…

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    Appetite Control System

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    Fig.() The appetite control system in the brain. (A) The structural components of the system include the ARC (arcuate nucleus), PVN (paraventricular nucleus), LHA (lateral hypothalamus area), VMN (ventral medial nucleus), and DMV (dorsalmedial nucleus) at the hypothalamus; the NTS (nucleus tractus solitarii) at the brainstem; the NAcc (nucleus accumbens) and amygdala in the prefrontal cortex; and the cortex. (B) The major appetite signal reception and integration occur in the hypothalamus. In…

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    As we know endocrine and nervous system work together. The way they work together is through communications. This systems consists on glands which secrets special hormones and these hormone goes around in the body as messenger. The organs who carry these type of hormones in the body are blood stream, organs and body tissues. The way they are connected is via brain which connect with two communication systems and the hypothalamus is tiny collection of Nellie which controls behaviour placed at the…

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    input from hypothalamus and cerebellum as well as cortex regions such as medial prefrontal cortex. LC projections to amygdala The amygdala is thought to regulate fear and anxiety responses to threatening stimuli, including the increase in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system to threat. The amygdala contains; basolateral nuclei, central nucleus, and corticomedial nuclei. The basolateral nuclei is innervated by visual, auditory, gustatory, and tactile inputs. And, corticomedial…

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    almond-shaped neurons located on the bottom ends of the hippocampus. The hypothalamus determines the best way to respond to the information. It is small, about the size of an almond, and located below the thalamus and above pituitary gland and brain stem. There are two routes of creating fear: the high road and the low road. The low road is the shorter response. It doesn 't always accurately identify fear, and deals with potential threats rather than obvious ones. It is an instinctual response…

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    Essay On The Limbic System

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    The Limbic system is a critical part in the brain that makes a human feel emotions. It links us to a primitive state and higher thinking. The Limbic system is composed of numerous structures within the brain. There is not a certain structure that is defined as the Limbic system. The Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Amygdala, the Hippocampus, and the cingulate cortex are the framework for the limbic system. Its location is in the Forebrain and the Midbrain just under the cerebrum. All the structures work…

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    proteins properly functioning (Reece, 2014). In fact, changes in the mammalian nervous system due to temperature fluctuations can cause “loss of consciousness and the inability to coordinate and execute motor activities,” so maintaining a stable temperature is key for achieving homeostasis (Morrison, 2011). The process of temperature regulation involves a complex negative feedback mechanism; the brain, more specifically, the preoptic area and anterior hypothalamus, contain the control system for…

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