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Describe any three functions of hypothalamus. - Biology

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Describe any three functions of hypothalamus.

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Solution

Functions of hypothalamus:

  1. It regulates heart rate, respiration, blood pressure (B.P.), body temperature, water and electrolyte balance. 
  2. It has centres for hunger, thirst, sleep, fatigue, satiety centre, secretion of glands of stomach and intestine. It also produces neurohormones that stimulate the pituitary gland. 
  3. Major function of hypothalamus is maintaining homeostasis.
Concept: Pituitary Gland Or Hypophysis Gland
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