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See also: Hypothalamus
- (anatomy) A region of the forebrain located below the thalamus, forming the basal portion of the diencephalon, and functioning to regulate body temperature, some metabolic processes and governing the autonomic nervous system.
- 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 217:
- To avoid catastrophe, the brain has its trusty control centre, the hypothalamus, which tells the body to cool itself by sweating or to warm itself by shivering.
a region of the brain, below the thalamus
Similar-looking but unrelated terms, not to be confused with the above
hypothalamus m (plural hypothalamus)