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hy·po·thal·a·mus

 (hī′pō-thăl′ə-məs)
n.
The part of the brain that lies below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon and functioning to regulate bodily temperature, certain metabolic processes, and other autonomic activities.

hy′po·tha·lam′ic (-thə-lăm′ĭk) adj.
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hypothalamus

(ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs)
n, pl -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
(Anatomy) a neural control centre at the base of the brain, concerned with hunger, thirst, satiety, and other autonomic functions
hypothalamic adj
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hy•po•thal•a•mus

(ˌhaɪ poʊˈθæl ə məs)

n., pl. -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
a region of the diencephalon of the brain that is the regulating center for visceral functions, as sleep cycles, body temperature, and the activity of the pituitary gland.
[1895–1900; < German (1893) < Greek; see hypo-, thalamus]
hy`po•tha•lam′ic (-θəˈlæm ɪk) adj.
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hy·po·thal·a·mus

(hī′pō-thăl′ə-məs)
The part of the brain in vertebrate animals that lies below the thalamus. It regulates many biological processes, including body temperature, thirst, hunger, and sleeping. The hypothalamus also controls hormone production of the pituitary gland.
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hypothalamus

A structure in the diencephalon, above the midbrain. Its centers control emotion, hunger, and thirst, and it releases hormones that trigger the production of other hormones by the pituitary gland.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypothalamus - a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous systemhypothalamus - a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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Translations

hypothalamus

[ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs] N (hypothalami (pl)) [ˌhaɪpəˈθæləmaɪ]hipotálamo m
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hypothalamus

n pl <-mi> (Anat) → Hypothalamus m
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hy·po·thal·a·mus

n. hipotálamo, parte del diencéfalo.
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hypothalamus

n hipotálamo
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