Answer in Brief
Describe any three functions of hypothalamus.
Functions of hypothalamus:
- It regulates heart rate, respiration, blood pressure (B.P.), body temperature, water and electrolyte balance.
- 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.
- Major function of hypothalamus is maintaining homeostasis.
Concept: Pituitary Gland Or Hypophysis Gland
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