[ ap-uh-stat ]
/ ˈæp əˌstæt /
a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite.
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British Dictionary definitions for appestat
/ (ˈæpɪstæt) /
a neural control centre within the hypothalamus of the brain that regulates the sense of hunger and satiety
Word Origin for appestat
C20: from appe (tite) + -stat
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Medicine definitions for appestat
[ ăp′ĭ-stăt′ ]
The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.
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