Q9.    Differentiate between:

          (d) Thalamus and Hypothalamus

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Thalamus

Hypothalamus

1. It is made of only grey matter.

1. It is made of white and grey matter.

2. The thalamus does not secrete any hormone.

2. The hypothalamus secretes certain hormones which control the activity of the pituitary gland.

3. It is situated superior to the midbrain.

3. It is situated at the base of the thalamus.

4. It contains the centres of sensations such as heat, cold and pain.

4. It contains the centres which control body temperature, blood pressure and homeostasis.

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