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hypothalamus is not working properly. The hypothalamus produces hormones that control body temperature, hunger, moods, release of hormones from many glands such as the pituitary gland, sex drive, sleep, and thirst. The signs and symptoms patients have vary depending on the hormones missing. A number of different causes including anorexia, bleeding, genetic disorder, tumors, and more have been linked to hypothalamic dysfunction. Treatment depends on the cause of the hypothalamic dysfunction.Hypothalamic dysfunction refers to a condition in which the
Last updated: 4/13/2010
- Hypothalamic dysfunction. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. November 23, 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001202.htm. Accessed 4/13/2010.
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