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Behavioral treatment of adipsia in a child with hypothalamic injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1612214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Damage to the hypothalamic region is known to affect a wide range of homeostatic and adaptive functions, including water and food regulation, temperature control, hormone secretion and behavior. Deficient thirst is a serious consequence of hypothalamic injury, since water losses are not replaced by drinking. The effectiveness of behavioral procedures in increasing drinking is described for a child with diminished thirst secondary to hypothalamic injury.
B V Silver; C Stelly-Seitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-24     Completed Date:  1992-07-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuropsychology, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX 77030.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy*
Brain Injuries / psychology,  therapy*
Child, Preschool
Home Nursing
Hypothalamus / injuries*
Reinforcement (Psychology)
Wounds, Gunshot

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