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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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    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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    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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    15. Hypothalamus: The hypothalamus is made up of neural clusters that aide in regulating thirst, hunger, body temperature, and sexual behavior that ultimately help maintain a normal internal state. More specifically, the hypothalamus helps the brain secrete essential hormones that thus, govern one’s physiological functions, such as the ones mentioned above, by working with the pituitary gland as well as other hormone secreting glands. While people are driving, the hypothalamus makes drivers…

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    1. The hypothalamus is the processing centre that controls the body temperature in the brain, through temperature receptors the skin is able to realize changes to external temperatures which send the information to the brain (hypothalamus). There are also temperature receptors that identify the temperature changes in the blood. The Processing centre triggers for the effectors (these are the sweat glands and muscles) to adapt in order the make sure our body temperature stays at 37°C. If we…

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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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    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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    The hormone is like an arrow shot from a bow, the shot is aimed at a target and when it hits the target, a score is achieved. Today, I will be talking to you about a very important hormone called ADH shorten for Antidiuretic hormone and also known as vasopressin. Antidiuretic hormone is made in an area at the base of the brain known as the hypothalamus, the hormone is transported to the posterior pituitary glands where the hormone is released into the bloodstream. They carried around the body in…

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    The other main component of filial imprinting is T3. Triiodothyronine starts the beginning process of the imprinting and learning period. In the precocial infants, T3 is being rapidly produced in the brain vascular endothelial cells. Thesi whole entire process is crucial to later learning for the infants. Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine is created by the thyroid gland that is in the throat. The two chemicals used to create T3 and T4 is tyrosine and iodine. Tyrosine is an amino acid that is…

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    stress response starts in the brain. When you hear a stick crack in the woods, for example, the ears send the information to the amygdala, a primitive structure of the brain responsible for emotional processing. The amygdala then deciphers the sounds. If it perceives danger, it immediately sends a signal of distress to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus functions as a command center, interacting with the body through the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for involuntary bodily…

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