- a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite.
Origin of appestat
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- a neural control centre within the hypothalamus of the brain that regulates the sense of hunger and satiety
C20: from appe (tite) + -stat
- The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.
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