Is the hypothalamus a gland?

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Is the hypothalamus a gland?

Post by katiekoo » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:29 pm

Is the hypothalamus a gland?

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Post by canalon » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:59 pm

in google type "define: hypothalamus"
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Post by pdavis68 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:59 pm

Yes, the hypothalamus is a gland. A gland is generally an organ that synthesizes and secretes chemicals in the body. In the case of the hypothalamus, it synthesizes and secretes neurohormones.

I suggest this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothalamus

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Post by rg » Fri May 05, 2006 11:00 am

hypothalamus is derived from ectoderm...it functions both to maintain homeostasis andand secrete neurohormones like ADH(vassopressin) and oxytocin......so one may consider it under the category of glands though it secretes releasing factors like SRF,TRF etc..

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