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Hypothalamus - Exam3

Neuronanatomy - Hypothalamus, Exam 3

Hypothalamus functions control of endocrine & autonomic function, temperature regulation, water balance, feeding & circadian rhythms
Arcuate Nucleus regulation of anterior pituitary
Anterior Nucleus parasympathetics, heat dissipation
Posterior Nucleus sympathetics, heat production
Supraoptic & Paraventricular Nuclei water balance
Lateral Nucleus hunger & thirst
Ventromedial Nucleus satiety
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus circadian rhythms
Hypothalamohypophyseal Portal System connects to anterior pituitary
Hypothalamohypophyseal Portal System carries releasing (or inhibiting) factors
Hypothalamohypophyseal Tract connects to posterior pituitary
Hypothalamohypophyseal Tract carries axons of hormone (e.g. ADH) producing neurons
Stria Terminalis & Ventral Amygdalofugal Pathway connects to amygdala
Medial Forebrain Bundle is a multi-directional "frayed rope" extending from basal forebrain to tegmentum
Dorsal Longitudinal Fasciculus descending autonomic output
Created by: JYarger