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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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Adj.1.hypothalamic - of or relating to the hypothalamus
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The role of the hippocampus in feedback regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis.
This points to a dysregulated glucocorticoid system in PTSD that is characterized by enhanced GR sensitivity resulting in increased feedback on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis and lower plasma and presumably tissue Cortisol levels," he said.
Its anxiolytic and antidepressive properties may relate to modulation of central noradrenalin, dopamine, and serotonin, and gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmission and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity, said Mr.

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