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Hypothalamus in Health and Diseases

Edited by Stavros Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


The human hypothalamus, a small structure at the base of the brain, has strategic importance for the harmonic function of the human body. It controls the autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrine function, circadian and circannual rhythms, somatic activities, and behavior, and is situated at the borders between the brain and the body and the brain and the soul, meeting points for mind and body. The hypothalamus is involved in a wide range of higher mental functions, including attention, learning and reinforcement of mnemonic processes, emotional control, mood stability, and cognitive-emotional interactions. It also has a role to play in behavioral disorders, panic reactions, cluster headache, gelastic epilepsy, mental deficiency, periodic disorders, depression, autism, and schizophrenia, and in a substantial number of neurodegenerative diseases. It enlarges greatly the dimensions of the hypothalamic contribution in controlling psychosomatic equilibrium and retaining internal unity of the human existence.

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Hypothalamus in Health and DiseasesEdited by Stavros Baloyannis

Published: December 5th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69694

ISBN: 978-1-78984-445-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-444-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-407-6

Copyright year: 2018

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9 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Anatomy and Function of the Hypothalamus

By Miana Gabriela Pop, Carmen Crivii and Iulian Opincariu


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2. Studies on the Character of Hypothalamic GnRH Neurons and Kisspeptin Neurons Using Hypothalamic Cell Models

By Haruhiko Kanasaki, Aki Oride, Tuvshintugs Tumurbaatar and Satoru Kyo


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3. Hypothalamic Control of Sleep-Wake Circadian Cycle

By Miguel Meira e Cruz, Sérgio Matoso Laranjo and Isabel Rocha


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4. Role of the Dorso- and Ventrolateral Pons in Cardiorespiratory Hypothalamic Defense Responses

By Amelia Díaz-Casares, Manuel Víctor López-González and Marc Stefan Dawid-Milner


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5. The Hypothalamus in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Stavros J. Baloyannis, Ioannis Mavroudis, Demetrios Mitilineos, Ioannis S. Baloyannis and Vassiliki G. Costa


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6. The Apoptosis Regulation Mechanisms in Hypothalamic Neurons in Physiological and Pathological (Overexpression of Oncogene HER-2/Neu) Aging

By Elena D. Bazhanova and David L. Teply


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