PREOPTIC AREA

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a area of the hypothalamus lying above and just in front of the optic chiasm. Nuclei at this site are engaged in regulating temperatures and releasing hypothalamic hormones.

PREOPTIC AREA: "Whenever the preoptic area is damaged, control of hunger may be affected."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PREOPTIC AREA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preoptic-area/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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