Neurobiology of hunger/thirst?

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Neurobiology of hunger/thirst?

Post by deostroll » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:07 am

Can you direct me to any articles online on this topic.

PS: I am not a bio student. But I am fascinated by it. Thanx
PS: I happen to be a philosopher, rather than a true scientist...

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:53 pm

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Re: Neurobiology of hunger/thirst?

Post by deostroll » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:23 am

How does the brain realize hunger? Is the physiology? Or is it the digestive system realizing something? If latter then what is "it"?
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:31 pm

there are four hormones that control hunger, not only ghrelin. They are insulin, gherlin, leptin and PYY.
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