hypothalamic dysfunction


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hypothalamic dysfunction

Endocrinology Any alteration in hypothalamic activity–eg, heart rate, ↑ breathing, ↑ blood flow, dilate pupils.
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Teitelbaum identifies hypothalamic dysfunction as the mechanism responsible for the wide range of disabling and seemingly unconnected symptoms suffered by CFS patients.
Postoperative endocrine evaluation revealed no hypothalamic dysfunction, and the patient was able to bottle-feed without any signs or symptoms of respiratory distress or nasal airway obstruction.
Entirely devoted to the relationship between sleep and brain function, and the improved management of sleep in patients with neurologic diseases, this completely updated Second Edition includes new sections on the role of hypothalamic dysfunction in narcolepsy and the emerging relationship between sleep apnea and hypertension, heart disease, and stroke.
and hypothalamic dysfunction as common denominators in these syndromes.