How brain temperature controls body temperature
Grant number: 1051103 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015
The brain regulates body temperature by a series of mechanisms, including the control of how much blood flows to the skin to lose or retain heat. The project aims to locate the brain temperature receptors and brain pathways that do this, using an animal model, the rat. At present they are not known.
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The median preoptic nucleus: front and centre for the regulation of body fluid, sodium, temperature, sleep and cardiovascular homeostasis
MJ McKinley, ST Yao, A Uschakov, RM McAllen, M Rundgren, D Martelli
Located in the midline anterior wall of the third cerebral ventricle (i.e. the lamina terminalis), the median preoptic nucleus (Mn..