Background: The hypothalamus is the highest center and the main crossroad of numerous homeostatic regulatory pathways including reproductive and hunger-satiety cycles Histologically, the left and right hypothalamic sides are sym-metrical still ,it has been considered as an unpaired midline structure in which the indentical circuits of the two sides regulate exactly the same biological functions, Hoeever .it has been known for higher, morphologically aslo symmetric brain areas that usually the left and right sides and have distinct physiological roles providing a solution for the "ergonomic" use of brain resources Objective: The main goal of this article is to shortly sum up our present knowledge on the hypothalamic funtions related to the regulation of food -intake and reproduction, Furthermore ,the authors aslo review the asymmetric function of the central nervous system in which a special focus is put on the hyporthalamus Discussion and conclusion: Function of the central nervous system from the spinal cord to the cerebral cartex are more specfied to certain functions, and function show lateralization to different degrees. This evolutionary process of lateralization would provide a much more effective use brain resources Based on the presented data in this article, we can state that the hypothalamus, similar to the cortex, shows asymmetric function and it seems to be rightful to re-name the hypothalamic sides to hypothalamic hemispheres. This novel aspect on the hypothalamic hemispheres change our current view on the regulation of female reproduction and food-intake and provides new perspectives for the bettar understanding of these hypotalamus -driven physiological processes.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2017|
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