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List and describe three stimuli that activate the hypothalamic thirst center.

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Hypothalamic osmoreceptors detect ECF osmolality through changes in plasma membrane stretch that result from gaining or losing water. Dry mouth resulting from increased blood osmotic pressure and reduced saliva production. A substantial decrease in blood volume or pressure, as in hemorrhage, also triggers the thirst mechanism.

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You're great.