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ventromedial hypothalamus


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The lower middle part of each side of the hypothalamus, responsible for the feeling of satiation after eating, stimulation of which inhibits eating and destruction increases eating, also implicated in the control of anger and aggression. Also called the satiety centre. See also appestat. Compare lateral hypothalamic feeding centre. VMH abbrev. [From Latin ventris a belly + medialis situated in the middle, from medius the middle]

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