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- Amino acid : Biochemical with an amino group, a carboxyl group, a hydrogen atom, and a side chain bonded to a central carbon.
- Anabolism : Biological processes that build larger molecules from smaller ones, and increase the size of bones, organs and muscles.
- Circumventricular organs : Specialised sites in the brain, positioned at sites around the margin of the ventricular system, which have an incomplete blood-brain barrier.
- Endocrinology : Generically, the study of glands and the hormonal regulation of physiology; also the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with diseases of the endocrine system
- Hypothalamus : A part of the mammalian brain located below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon.
- Julius Axelrod : (30 May 1912 – 29 December 2004) American biochemist whose work was influential in the development of pharmaceuticals.
- Mammal : A warm-blooded animal with a backbone which also has hair, and produces milk to feed its young.
- Optic tectum : Roof of the mesencephalon constituting a major visual center and association area of the brain of premature vertebrates.
- René Descartes : French 17th-century philosopher, mathematician and scientist, author of the Discourse on Method.
- Suprachiasmatic nucleus : An agregation of neurons in the hypothalamus, located above the optic chiasm, that regulates circadian rhythms.