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The hypothalamus performs several functions, the main one being homeostasis. Other functions are hormone production and controlling some glands, including the pituitary gland and the adrenal gland. Homeostasis is how the... More »

The functions of the hypothalamus include the secretion of neurohormones, often termed as hypothalamic-releasing hormones, such as growth-releasing hormones and dopamine hormones. These hypothalamic-releasing hormones st... More »

The hypothalamus and pituitary glands work together to regulate the secretion of hormones from other glands. These two glands are physically connected, and the actions of the hypothalamus can affect the pituitary gland. More »

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The functions of the hypothalamus include the secretion of neurohormones, often termed as hypothalamic-releasing hormones, such as growth-releasing hormones and dopamine hormones. These hypothalamic-releasing hormones st... More »

The hypothalamus, which is a portion of the brain, controls the regulation of body temperature. The process that allows the human body to maintain its core temperature is called thermoregulation. More »

A dysfunctional hypothalamus can lead to complications such as growth hormone deficiency, brain tumors, hypothyroidism, gonadal deficiency and adrenal insufficiency, as noted by MedlinePlus. These health complications, w... More »

The digestive system maintains homeostasis by creating the proper pH balance in the gastric environment. In addition, by maintaining the correct enzyme ratio, the digestive system nurtures beneficial bacteria that inhibi... More »