The Hypothalamus

  • Maureen Dalton
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Abstract

The hypothalamus lies in the base of the brain around the floor of the third ventricle, in the area between the optic chiasma and the mammillary bodies. It contains many nuclear groups (see Figure 1.1) including:
  1. 1.

    Paraventricular nuclei

     
  2. 2.

    Supraoptic nuclei

     
  3. 3.

    Ventromedial nuclei

     
  4. 4.

    Median eminence.

     

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© Maureen Dalton 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maureen Dalton
    • 1
  1. 1.Sunderland Area Health AuthorityTyne and WearUK

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