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  • The Hypothalamus and The Anterior Pituitary

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    The Hypothalamus and The Anterior Pituitary The hypothalamus is a part of the brain that has direct control over the release of hormones from the pituitary gland. These hormones are called regulatory hormones. They are considered regulatory hormones because they are molecules secreted into the blood to regulate secretion of anterior pituitary hormones (McKinley 669). Regulatory hormones are produced in the hypothalamus and they travel to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland; therefore affecting

  • Hypothalamus Gains Admittance Essays

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    The hypothalamus is a small, vital section of the brain located just below the thalamus; it is in charge of numerous important bodily functions. The hypothalamus is shaped like a cone and ends in the pituitary stalk, a part of the pituitary gland. It forms the major portion of the ventral region of diencephalons, and oversees autonomic and metabolic processes. The hypothalamus is the connection between the nervous system and the endocrine system, creating this link by producing and secreting neurohormones

  • Motivated Behaviour and the Role of the Hypothalamus

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    The behaviours of eating and sexual activity in humans are regarded in terms of motivated behaviour such that they appear to be purposeful and directed toward a goal. The hypothalamus is a brain structure located deep within the brain that, although small in size less than 1% of the brains total mass, is largely responsible for and controls a wide variety of human behaviour including motivation, eating, sexual activity and emotion. However in trying to understand this role it is important to first

  • Living with Damage to the Hypothalamus Essay

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    Living with Damage to the Hypothalamus Living with some-one who has a tumor or lesion; caused by an accidental trauma to the head, a stroke or a penetrating projectile, ect., can affect many aspects of normal life. Damage to the hypothalamus can produce many different problems in the body. According to James Kalat; the hypothalamus is a small area near the base of the brain just ventral to the thalamus. It has wide spread connections with the rest of the forebrain and the

  • The Symbiotic Relationship Of The Hypothalamus Interaction With The Body

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    As the control center of the endocrine system, the hypothalamus interacts with the body in a unique way. It has a symbiotic relationship with the pituitary gland, which stimulates the release of hormones to different parts of the body. Located inferior to the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland lies within a cavity of the sphenoid bone known as the sella turcica. The hypothalamus communicates with the pituitary gland through two separate lobes: one leading to the anterior pituitary and another leading

  • The Hypothalamus : Human Body 's Internal Balance System

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    The Hypothalamus Rocky Martinez Professor Linderman Psychology 101 29 April 2015 Introduction The part of the brain that caught my attention that made me want to learn more was the Hypothalamus. The Hypothalamus is an almond shaped part of the brain that is quite intriguing as it has many different types of jobs that help us function in our everyday life. Do not let the size of the Hypothalamus fool you as it plays a huge part in our body’s internal balance system. In this paper I would

  • The Hypothalamus

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    small size, the hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the body, “… they hypothalamus is the main visceral control center of the body and is vitally important to overall body homeostasis. Few tissues in the body escape its influence” (Marieb, 2014, pg.445). According to Marieb “Few tissues in the body escape its influence”. If this is true, then damage to the hypothalamus is capable of affecting the entire body system. There are 7 main homeostatic roles the hypothalamus carries out. First

  • Hypothalamus Mood

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    with other forms of mental health conditions. Our bodies need multiple things in order to function properly, food, water being the basic survival kit. Our brains also need food, sunlight being part of that in order to ensure our hypothalamus works properly. The hypothalamus is situated within the forebrain and serves as the central processing area also releasing the hormones needed throughout the body in order to function at its best. If we are affected by SAD our production of melatonin may be increased

  • Diencephalon: A Brain Study

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    The diencephalon forms part of the central core of the forebrain that is surrounded by the cerebral hemispheres, and contains three main structures; the hypothalamus, the thalamus, and the epithalamus (Marieb & Hoehn, 2016). The thalamus is made up of bilateral egg-shaped nuclei, that in turn form the superolateral walls of the third ventricle; this makes up 80% of the diencephalon. The thalamus is thought of as a kind of hub of information, as it acts as a relay between the cerebral cortex and the

  • Importance Of The Reproductive Neurendocrine Prochans In Biology

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    vaccine immunization of kisspeptin. This cumulative evidence indicates that the kisspeptin antagonist inhibited GNRH neuron and would reduce hypothalamus GNRH secretion in vivo. Hypothalamus, pituitary, and testicular tissues were collected to quantify mRNA levels using qPCR. Accordingly, kisspeptin, Kiss1r, and GNRH mRNA concentrations in the hypothalamus were significantly lower in the treatment group than in the control group (P <