What is Hypothalamus ?
The hypothalamus is a region of the brain located just above the brainstem and below the thalamus. It is about the size of an almond and is considered the “master control center” of the body’s autonomic (involuntary) functions, such as temperature regulation, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and hormone regulation.
The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating the release of hormones from the pituitary gland, which is sometimes referred to as the “master gland” of the endocrine system. The hypothalamus produces releasing and inhibiting hormones that regulate the secretion of hormones from the pituitary gland, which in turn regulates the secretion of hormones from other endocrine glands,