Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 42 - The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation - Figure 42.14 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

Pyrogens would target the hypothalamus, since that is one place where a general rise in temperature could easily be effected.

Work Step by Step

From Fig. 42.14, the hypothalamus integrates signals related to temperature, so this is the place to promote fever. The thermoreceptors re not the place to target since they detect temperature, not signal molecules like pyrogens.
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