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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de Luca, "Hyperthermic reactions induced by orexin A: role of the ventromedial hypothalamus," European Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
A second experimental group with electrodes aimed at the ventromedial hypothalamus was initially included, however, histological examination of electrode placements for this group indicated that electrodes were variable in their placement and usually posterior to the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus.
Local ventromedial hypothalamus glucose perfusion blocks counterregulation during systemic hypoglycemia in awake rats.
They have shown how insulin action in the part of the brain known as the ventromedial hypothalamus can lead to obesity.
Hypoglycemia unawareness is the result of CNS adaptation to hypoglycemia, which increases the levels of the glucose transport protein GLUT1 mRNA in the ventromedial hypothalamus.
The amount of octreotide-associated weight loss in these children who had a damaged ventromedial hypothalamus correlated with reduction in insulin hypersecretion on oral glucose tolerance testing.
Surprisingly, neurons within a region called the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) snapped into action during fights - but also during sex.
For the current study, the researchers generated a type of mouse that has reduced PI3 kinase activity in neurons located in the ventromedial hypothalamus, a small region of the brain known to influence food intake and body weight.