Flashcards in Hypothalamus Deck (13):
What is the main function of the hypothalamus?
What gland hangs off of the hypothalamus?
What nuclei has a large input into the hypothalamus?
Solitary Nucleus (SVA/GVA)
Where is the hypothalamus located?
Located inferior and anterior to the thalamus
What are the most posterior nuclei of the hypothalamus?
What nucleus is the biological clock of the hypothalamus?
What are the inputs into the hypothalamus?
Medial forebrain Bundle
What NTs are important to the hypothalamus?
What is the major source of norepinephrine?
What is the major source of serotonin?
Describe the Papez Circuit.
Association Cortex -> Cingulate Gyrus -> Hippocampus -> Mamillary Body -> Anterior Nucleus of Thalamus -> BACK to Cingulate Gyrus
What controls the direct release of hormones?
Direct release of hormones is via the posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis.