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Definition of Hypothalamus

Hypothalamus: The area of the brain that secretes substances that influence pituitary and other gland function and is involved in the control of body temperature, hunger, thirst, and other processes that regulate body equilibrium.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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