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The area of the brain responsible for maintaining homeostasis by regulating processes such as hunger, thirst, body temperature, and water balance is ______.


  1. thalamus

  2. cerebrum

  3. hypothalamus

  4. limbic system


Solution

The correct option is C

hypothalamus


The cerebrum is wrapped around a structure called thalamus, which is a major coordinating centre for sensory and motor signaling. At the base of the thalamus is the hypothalamus.

Hypothalamus has the following functions – Control body temperature, urge for eating and drinking. It secretes different hormones that help in maintaining homeostasis.

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