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If there's anything that is high yield about the hypothalamus then it's definitely the nuclei what hormones, factors, or functions they have.

There some mnemonics that help us remember these;

  • If you lesion the ventromedial nucleus you'll will grow ventromedially (obesity).
  • Anterior zone is the A/C, as it cools the body
  • Posterior zone causes poikilothermy if lesioned.
  • Suprchiasmactic nucleus it related to the optic pathways (the chiasm) and circadian rhythms.
  • Supraoptic nucleus secretes the ADH and oxytocin that flows from the "supra" superiorly located hypothalamus down to the posterior pituitary.
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