ventromedial nucleus


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ventromedial nucleus

[¦ven·trō′mēd·ē·əl ′nü·klē·əs]
(anatomy)
A central nervous system nucleus in the hypothalamus that appears to be the satiation center; bilateral surgical damage to this nucleus results in overeating.
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Cells of the arcuate nucleus and ventromedial nucleus of the ovariectomized ewe that respond to estrogen: A study using Fos immunohistochemistry.
Researchers discovered the hormone oestrogen is vital for arousal, but only in the area of the brain called the ventromedial nucleus.
Lambert, Harrell, and Achterberg (1981) found that electrical stimulation of the ventromedial nucleus reduced the capacity of the reticuloendothelial system to remove antigen from the blood stream of rats.