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  • Q1
    Nuclei in this area of the hypothalamus regulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones
    Infundibular stalk
    Tuber cinereum
    Mammillary bodies
  • Q2
    Which of the following statements is NOT associated with the rostromedial area of the hypothalamus
    It is associated with conservation of energy
    Stimulation of this area produces increased parasympathetic visceromotor activity
    Lesions of this area produce increased passive behavior, increased satiety, and decreased body temperature
    Sweating is activated by this region
  • Q3
    The system of the hypothalamus that has neurons that produce releasing factors that cause the release of hormones is
    Magnocellular neurosecretory system
    Supraopticohypophysial system
    Tuberoinfundibular system
    Associated with the posterior lobe of the pituitary
  • Q4
    The arcuate nucleus of the tuberoinfundibular tract releases which of the following regulatory peptides
    Thyrotropin releasing hormone
    Corticotropin releasing hormone
    Gonadotropin releasing hormone
  • Q5
    Stimulation of this area of the hypothalamus promotes feeding behavior
    Lateral hypothalamic nuclear zone
    Medial preoptic nucleus
    Mammillary region
    Ventromedial nucleus
  • Q6
    Which of the following is FALSE regarding the hypothalamic pathways?
    Descending pathways to the brainstem and spinal cord are responsible of the expression of autonomic responses
    Hypothalamospinal axons are under sympathetic control.
    Hypothalamomedullary axons are primarily sympathetic
    Hypothalamomedullary axons innervate the medulla
  • Q7
    Fluid and blood pressure balance are brainstem reflexes regulated under direct neural connections as well as hormonal connections with the hypothalamus
  • Q8
    Which is a function of the hypothalamus?
    All of the above
    Temperature regulation
    Circadium rhythms
  • Q9
    Which hormone is released by adipocytes and acts directly on the hypothalamus?
  • Q10
    Peptides that decrease metabolism and increase feeding behaviors are released by activation of neurons in which region
    Medial mammillary nucleus
    Paraventricular nucleus
    Ventromedial nucleus
    Arcuate nucleus
  • Q11
    Select the structure that is responsible for the regulation of the release of anterior pituitary hormones.
    Infundibular Stalk
    Mammillary Bodies
    Tuber Cinereum
  • Q12
    What is the medial boundary of the hypothalamus?
    Lamina terminalis
    Hypothalamic sulcus
    Third ventricle
    Substantia innominata
  • Q13
    Blockage of what structure may lead to an overall decline in the function of the parvocellular neurosecretory system?
    Mammillary Bodies
    Suparopticohypophysial tract
    Hypophysial portal system
  • Q14
    Which tuberoinfundibular tract nuclei is sexually dimorphic and synthesizes gonadotropin releasing hormone?
    Arcuate Nucleus
    Medial Preoptic Area
    Lateral Hypothalamic Zone
    Paraventricular Nucleus
  • Q15
    As a stressed student you eat to relieve the suffering of graduate school, and as you consume your pain through a bag of Oreos you recognize which area of the hypothalamus may be a key contributor to this habit?
    Ventromedial Nucleus
    Lateral Hypothalamic Zone
    Paraventricular Nucleus
    Medial Preoptic Area

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