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Hypothalamus For Kids - What does the Hypothalamus do?

What does the Pituitary Gland do?

The balance of hormones in your blood is controlled by the pituitary gland, which lies just below the brain.
The pituitary gland produces hormones which control many of the body’s activities.
Large numbers of nerve cells and blood vessels link the pituitary gland to a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.

What does the Hypothalamus do?

The hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland by sending “on” and “off ” messages through the nerve cells and the bloodstream. These messages affect the pituitary gland with regard to the releasing of its hormones.

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