The hypothalamus and the pharmacology of thermoregulation

  • A. S. Milton


Homeothermic animals maintain a constant deep body temperature despite considerable variations in both their external and internal environments. To maintain deep body temperature, or perhaps more accurately body heat content, the heat production of the body must equal heat-loss. Thermoregulation is therefore simply the mechanism by which these parameters are regulated. The hypothalamus is normally regarded as being the centre for thermoregulation.


Cerebral Ventricle Anterior Hypothalamus Intraventricular Injection Evaporative Heat Loss Antipyretic Drug 
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  • A. S. Milton
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