Hypothalamus

 

 

Part of the diencephalon. It is placed below and medial to the thalamus. It controls endocrine and paraneuronal functions to include emotions and motivation through the limbic system.

 

Dissection of hypothlamus

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Subthalamus and diencephalon: 1 Internal capsule 2 putamen 3 globus pallidus 4 medial geniculate body 5 optic chiasm 6 3rd ventricle 7 ventral supraoptic decussation 8 zona incerta 9 fornix 10 subthalamic nucleus                      

 

 


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