Science / Biology / Hypothalamus: A region in the brain beneath the thalamus; consists of many aggregations of nerve cells and controls a variety of autonomic functions aimed at maintaining homeostasis.


Science / Biology / Diencephalon: Part of the forebrain; consists of the thalamus and hypothalamus. MORE


Science / Biology / Thermiogenesis: The generation of heat by raising the bodys metabolic rate; controlled by the hypothalamus. MORE

Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

Science / Biology / Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH): A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland that increases the permeability of the renal tubule of the nephron and thereby increases water reabsorption; also known as va MORE

Suprachiasmic Nucleus (SCN)

Science / Biology / Suprachiasmic Nucleus (SCN): A region of the hypothalamus that controls internal cycles of endocrine secretion. MORE

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GNRH)

Science / Biology / Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GNRH): A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that controls the secretion of luteinizing hormone. MORE