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Functions of the Hypothalamus

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The hypothalamus integrates somatic and visceral responses to maintain brain and body functions. The hypothalamus could easily be referred to as the primary homeostasis regulatory center of the brain.

Knowing the extensive function of the hypothalamus, which of the following conditions would NOT be a result of damage or lesions to the hypothalamus?

A

Reduced antidiuretic hormone production leading to a diabetes insipidus condition.

B

A disruption of sensory information relay from the brainstem to the cerebral cortex.

C

A lack of appetite and reduction in food intake causing weight loss.

D

A reduction in metabolic activity which could result in weight gain.