|Feb12-13, 11:56 PM||#1|
I need help understnding the Hypothalamus
I know the Hypothalamus controls Hormones for Sex Drive and Eating and so on.
And I know it is conected to the Pituitary Gland through a Stalk.
Am I right when the Hypothalamus puts out Harmones it first sends a signal to the Gland it wants to put out the Harmone?
So for Groth Harmone to be put out the Hypothalamus will send a signal to the Pituitary Gland to let it put out the Harmone?
|Feb17-13, 05:03 AM||#2|
hypothalamus' ability to secrete hormones is only a part of the system through which it influences and control various body processes.
The signal you mentioned is GHRF (growth-hormone-releasing factor, which is a hormone itself), which stimulates adenohypophysis to secrete GH.