Posterior nucleus (hypothalamus)

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Brain: Posterior nucleus (hypothalamus)
Posterior nucleus is 'PN', at right, in red.
Latin nucleus posterior hypothalami
Part of Hypothalamus
NeuroNames hier-403
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12582521

The posterior nucleus of the hypothalamus is one of the many nuclei that make up the hypothalamic region of the brain.

Its function is thermoregulation (heating) of the body. Damage or destruction of this nucleus causes hypothermia.