hypothalamic center

hypothalamic center

[¦hī·pō·thə′lam·ik ¦sen·tər]
(neuroscience)
Any of the neural centers which regulate autonomic functions.
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Bromocriptine mesylate denotes a novel antidiabetic drug in view of its unique action on hypothalamic centers.
De Fronzo discusses the concept of insulin resistance in the brain, and notes that hypothalamic centers for appetite regulation are dysfunctional in obese subjects.
The hippocampus also provides some inhibitory control of hypothalamic centers that control the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Zinc, being a heavy metal, may also have a similar influence on the hypothalamic centers in Channa punctatus resulting in yolk depletion.
The only recent case report associating nocturnal eating binges with bulimia emphasized the anatomic proximity of the hypothalamic centers controlling sleep and appetite,(6) presumably postulating some hypothalamic lesion as the single common cause.