Hypothalamus: Neuroanatomy Video Lab - Brain Dissections
Hypothalamus; Brain; Dissection
Suzanne S. Stensaas, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy School of Medicine, University of Utah
Gross specimens are used to demonstrate the area of the hypothalamus and its relationship to surrounding structures. Both endocrine and autonomic functions are explored using diagrams. Mention is made of the direct hypothalamic response to circulating hormones and other substances such as sodium. The differences between anterior and posterior pituitary are described in producing and releasing hormones Finally, descending coordination of autonomic responses is discussed.