VENTROMEDIAL NUCLEUS

an region of the hypothalamus inside the brain which is recipient to incoming data from the amygdala and is associated especially with ingesting food and carnal acts. It has normally been referenced as the satiety core due to its assumed dominance over the discontinuation of ingesting food ,but it is now realized that other neural regions are engaged in this operation too.

VENTROMEDIAL NUCLEUS: "The ventromedial nucleus plays a significant role in ventromedial hypothalamic syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VENTROMEDIAL NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ventromedial-nucleus/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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