Hypothalamic mechanisms in thermoregulation.

  title={Hypothalamic mechanisms in thermoregulation.},
  author={Jack A. Boulant},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  volume={40 14},
Certain preoptic and rostral hypothalamic neurons are sensitive to changes in local preoptic temperature (Tpo). These neurons also receive much afferent input from peripheral thermoreceptors and control a variety of thermoregulatory responses. In thermode-implanted animals, preoptic warming increases the firing rate in warm-sensitive neurons and elicits heat loss responses such as panting and sweating. Preoptic cooling increases the firing rate in cold-sensitive neurons and elicits, first, heat… CONTINUE READING

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