hypothalamic(redirected from hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis)
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Related to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis: stress axis
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.