Paraventricular nucleus (Oxytocin release) (Water conservation)

Medial preoptic area (Bladder contraction) (Decreased heart rate) (Decreased blood pressure)

Posterior preoptic and anterior hypothalamic areas

(Body temperature regulation)



(Thyrotropin inhibition)

Optic chiasm (Optic nerve)

Supraoptic nucleus

(Vasopressin release)

Infundibulum behavior. Let us discuss first the vegetative and endocrine control functions and then return to the behavioral functions of the hypothalamus to see how these operate together.

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