ventromedial nucleus(redirected from intermediate hypothalamic area)
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ventromedial nucleus[¦ven·trō′mēd·ē·əl ′nü·klē·əs]
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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