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She said that when the immune system is under attack, the preoptic nucleus increases temperature to kill off the bugs.
Overall, the highest (> 140 < 200 fmol/mg wet tissue weight) HA binding densities were shown to be typical of rostral areas such as the preoptic nucleus (NPO) as well as the toms longitudinalis (TLo) and SGC of midbrain regions, whereas lower (> 70 < 110 fmol/mg wet tissue weight) binding densities were reported for the central nucleus of the ventral telencephalon and molecular stratum of the cerebellum.
Reinforcing sleep inhibition, caffeine also blocks adenosine receptors in the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus, secondarily causing dopamine release in the forebrain.