GLUCORECEPTOR

the name given to certain cells found in the hypothalamus that detect levels of circulating glucose and convey this information to brain areas. Also called glucose detector.

GLUCORECEPTOR: "A glucoreceptor is found in the hypothalamus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLUCORECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glucoreceptor/ (accessed December 7, 2019).
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