Translation of hypothalamus in Spanish:

hypothalamus

hipotálamo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs//ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈθaləməs/

noun

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    hipotálamo masculine
    • The central structure of the brain contains the thalamus, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland.
    • Normally the hypothalamus coordinates the activity of the pituitary gland through the secretion of peptides and amines.
    • These regions are centred in the cerebellum, hippocampus, hypothalamus and basal ganglia.
    • The brain also links with endocrine gland chemical messengers through the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
    • One theory is that light stimulates a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which controls mood, appetite, and sleep.