Nucleus ventromedialis hypothalami

nucleus ventromedialis hypothalami --> ventromedial nucleus of hypothalamus

(Science: anatomy) A circumscript ovoid group of small neurons in the medial zone of the tuberal region of the hypothalamus. Bilateral destruction of this nucleus in the rat leads to severe obesity. It receives numerous fibres from the amygdala via the terminal stria; its efferent connections are obscure.

Synonym: nucleus ventromedialis hypothalami.

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