appestat
The mechanism in the brain (possibly in the hypothalamus) concerned with the appetite and control of food intake. [appetite + G. statos, standing]

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ap·pe·stat 'ap-ə-.stat n the neural center in the brain that regulates appetite and is thought to be in the hypothalamus

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n.
a region in the brain that controls the amount of food intake. Appetite suppressants probably decrease hunger by changing the chemical characteristics of this centre.

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ap·pe·stat (apґə-stat) [appetite + stat] the brain center (probably in the hypothalamus) concerned with controlling the amount of food intake.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • appestat — [ap′ə stat΄] n. a mechanism or region of the brain that regulates the desire for, and intake of, food: thought to be in the hypothalamus …   English World dictionary

  • appestat — /ap euh stat /, n. a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite. [APPE(TITE) + STAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • appestat — noun The area of the brain (possibly in the hypothalamus) supposed to control appetite and regulate food intake …   Wiktionary

  • appestat — ap·pe·stat …   English syllables

  • appestat — n. a region in the brain that controls the amount of food intake. Appetite suppressants probably decrease hunger by changing the chemical characteristics of this centre …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • appestat — ap•pe•stat [[t]ˈæp əˌstæt[/t]] n. anat. med phl a presumed region in the human brain that functions to adjust appetite • Etymology: 1955–60; appe (tite) + stat …   From formal English to slang

  • appestat — /ˈæpəstæt/ (say apuhstat) noun that part of the brain, thought to be the hypothalamus, which is concerned with the control of food intake. {appe(tite) + stat} …   Australian English dictionary

  • appestat — ˈapəˌstat noun ( s) Etymology: appetite + stat : a neural center in the hypothalamus believed to regulate appetite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Аппестат (Appestat) — центр головного мозга, осуществляющий контроль за количеством потребляемой пищи. Супрессанты аппетита, вероятно, уменьшают чувство голода путем изменения химических характеристик этого центра. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • АППЕСТАТ — (appestat) центр головного мозга, осуществляющий контроль за количеством потребляемой пищи. Супрессанты аппетита, вероятно, уменьшают чувство голода путем изменения химических характеристик этого центра …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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