hypothalamic

adjective
hy·​po·​tha·​lam·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-thə-ˈla-mik How to pronounce hypothalamic (audio) \

Definition of hypothalamic

: of or relating to the hypothalamus hypothalamic neurons

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Examples of hypothalamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, or HPA axis, is another mechanism by which the brain can communicate with the gut to help control digestion through the action of hormones. Justin Sonnenburg, Scientific American, "Gut Feelings–the "Second Brain" in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt]," 1 May 2015 The body’s stress response is regulated by the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. Rod Mccullom, Quartz, "How bullying may shape adolescent brains," 7 Oct. 2019 The fourth projection led to the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, a key area for neuroendocrine control. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors," 11 Apr. 2018 The fourth projection led to the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, a key area for neuroendocrine control. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors," 11 Apr. 2018 The hypothalamic attack region controls defensive-aggressive behavior. Simon Worrall, National Geographic, "Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap," 7 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of hypothalamic

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypothalamic

hypothalamus + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of hypothalamic was in 1899

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18 Jun 2020

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“Hypothalamic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothalamic. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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hypothalamic

adjective
hy·​po·​tha·​lam·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-thə-ˈlam-ik How to pronounce hypothalamic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypothalamic

: of or relating to the hypothalamus

Other Words from hypothalamic

hypothalamically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hypothalamically (audio) \ adverb

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