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a group of hormones secreted by the hypothalamus, including vasopressin, oxytocin, and releasing and inhibitory hormones that act on the anterior pituitary.
pertaining to the hypothalamus.
the complex system of interaction between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal cortex that involves stimulation of synthesis and release by corticotropin-releasing factor and adrenocorticotropic hormone, and the negative feedback effect of cortisol.
hypothalamic secretory neurons
are located in nuclei of the hypothalmus; they receive information from higher centers to regulate hormone secretion.
hypothalamic thermoregulatory mechanism
receptive to stimulation by pyrogens to elevate the body temperature in fever.