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Hypothalamus

A small portion of the brain, roughly the size of an almond in humans, located just above the brain stem. The hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland and also regulates homeostasis (hunger, thirst, body temperature, and the like).

Hypothalamus
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Hypothalamus. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/hypothalamus/