Role of the preoptic-anterior hypothalamus in thermoregulation and fever.

  title={Role of the preoptic-anterior hypothalamus in thermoregulation and fever.},
  author={Jack A. Boulant},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={31 Suppl 5},
  • Jack A. Boulant
  • Published 2000 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
Lesion and thermal stimulation studies suggest that temperature regulation is controlled by a hierarchy of neural structures. Effector areas for specific thermoregulatory responses are located throughout the brain stem and spinal cord. The preoptic region, in and near the rostral hypothalamus, acts as a coordinating center and strongly influences each of the lower effector areas. The preoptic area contains neurons that are sensitive to subtle changes in hypothalamic or core temperature… CONTINUE READING
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