Hipotálamo

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Definición

Es un área del cerebro que produce hormonas que controlan:

  • La temperatura corporal
  • El hambre
  • Los estados de ánimo
  • La liberación de hormonas de muchas glándulas, principalmente la hipófisis
  • La libido
  • El sueño
  • La sed

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Información

Referencias

Hadley ME, Levine JE. Endocrinology. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall; 2007:111-133.

Coll AP, Farooqi IS, O’Rahilly S. The hormonal control of food intake. Cell. 2007;129(2):251-262.

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 12/11/2011
  • Nancy J. Rennert, MD, Chief of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Norwalk Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed byDavid Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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