Posterior

Dorsomedial nucleus (GI stimulation)

Posterior hypothalamus

(Increased blood pressure) (Pupillary dilation). (Shivering)

Perifornical nucleus (Hunger)

(Increased blood pressure) (Rage)

Ventromedial nucleus (Satiety)

(Neuroendocrine control)

Mamillary body

(Feeding reflexes)

Arcuate nucleus and periventricular zone (Neuroendocrine control)

Lateral hypothalamic area (not shown) (Thirst and hunger)

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