the region of the diencephalon forming the floor of the third ventricle of the brain, brain structure that acts as a control center for recognition and analysis of hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger, and body temperature
the neuroendocrine gland located beneath the brain that serves a variety of functions including regulation of the glands, thyroid, adrenal cortex, water balance and lacation
the brain area connecting the medulla with the midbrain providing linkage between upper and lower levels of the central nervous system, part of hindbrain that connects the cerebral cortex with cerebellum
it contains centers that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, swollowing and vomitting- merges into spinal cord
part of the hindbrain, involved in producing smoothly coordinated skeletal muscle activity
connects to spinal cord, controls involuntary muscles and activities of the autonomic nervous system
lowest part of brain stem, monitors and regulates heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, swallowing
collective group of brain structures involved in coordinating the activity of different parts of the brain, regulates emotion and desire.
front portion associated with personality, judgement, and self control. back portion controls voluntary movement of the skeletal muscles.
above the pons, help coordinates movement of both eyes, adjust size of pupils and operates lens muscles for eye focus
just above medulla oblongata, assists in regulating breathing, helps coordinate some eye movement, and facial expressions
uppermost end of brain stem, sends signals from reticular formation and sensory impulses from parts of body to cerebral cortex