Development of the medial hypothalamus: forming a functional hypothalamic-neurohypophyseal interface.

@article{Pearson2013DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the medial hypothalamus: forming a functional hypothalamic-neurohypophyseal interface.},
  author={Caroline Pearson and Marysia Placzek},
  journal={Current topics in developmental biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={106},
  pages={
          49-88
        }
}
The medial hypothalamus is composed of nuclei of the tuberal hypothalamus, the paraventricular nucleus of the anterior hypothalamus, and the neurohypophysis. Its arrangement, around the third ventricle of the brain, above the adenohypophysis, and in direct contact with the vasculature, means that it serves as an interface with circulating systems, providing a key conduit through which the brain can sample, and control, peripheral body systems. Through these interfaces, and interactions with… CONTINUE READING
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