appestat

[ap-uh-stat]

noun

a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite.

Nearby words

  1. appenzeller,
  2. apperceive,
  3. apperception,
  4. appersonation,
  5. appertain,
  6. appetence,
  7. appetency,
  8. appetite,
  9. appetitive,
  10. appetitive behavior

Origin of appestat


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British Dictionary definitions for appestat

appestat

noun

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

appestat

[ăpĭ-stăt′]

n.

The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.

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