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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An important region in this control is the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH), whose actions are mediated via the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which decreases the thermogenesis (20).
Van Den Pol, "Agouti-related peptide and MC3/4 receptor agonists both inhibit excitatory hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus neurons," The Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
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.