thermoregulatory center


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thermoregulatory center

A center in the hypothalamus that regulates heat production and heat loss, esp. the latter, so that a normal body temperature is maintained. It is influenced by nerve impulses from cutaneous receptors and by the temperature of the blood flowing through it. Synonym: temperature center
See also: center
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"Why that's important is that this neuron synapses at the thermoregulatory centers of the brain."
The features of central hyperthermia are hypothesized to be due to the compression of hypothalamic and brain stem thermoregulatory centers [13].