ventromedial nucleus

(redirected from intermediate hypothalamic area)
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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