Term: hypothalamus hypocretin-secreting neuron
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Name: hypothalamus
Definition: Multi-tissue structure which is the largest portion of diencephalon and is ventrally located. The hypothalamus arises near the end of the segmentation period and the embryonic hypothalamic region gives rise to the neurohypophysis and other diencephalic nuclei.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000032]
Name: hypocretin-secreting neuron
Synonyms: orexin secreting neuron
Definition: A neuron that releases hypocretin as a neurotransmitter.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005778]