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1

What is the main function of the hypothalamus?

Control homeostasis

2

What gland hangs off of the hypothalamus?

Pituitary Gland

3

What nuclei has a large input into the hypothalamus?

Solitary Nucleus (SVA/GVA)

4

Where is the hypothalamus located?

Located inferior and anterior to the thalamus

5

What are the most posterior nuclei of the hypothalamus?

Mamilary Bodies

6

What nucleus is the biological clock of the hypothalamus?

Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

7

What are the inputs into the hypothalamus?

Amygdala
Fornix
Stria Terminalis
Medial forebrain Bundle

8

What NTs are important to the hypothalamus?

Dopamine
Serotonin
Norepinephrine

9

What is the major source of norepinephrine?

Locus Ceruleus

10

What is the major source of serotonin?

Raphe Nuclei

11

Describe the Papez Circuit.

Association Cortex -> Cingulate Gyrus -> Hippocampus -> Mamillary Body -> Anterior Nucleus of Thalamus -> BACK to Cingulate Gyrus

12

What controls the direct release of hormones?

Direct release of hormones is via the posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis.

13

What controls the indirect release of hormones?

Indirect control of hormones is via the anterior pituitary, or adenohypophysis.