The lateral hypothalamus or lateral hypothalamic area is a part of the hypothalamus. It is concerned with hunger. Damage to this area can cause reduced food intake. Stimulating the lateral hypothalamus causes a desire to eat, while stimulating the ventromedial hypothalamus causes a desire to stop eating. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_hypothalamus ]

Synonyms: nucleus hypothalamicus lateralis

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abbreviation
LHy [ BIRNLEX:1199 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
nucleus hypothalamicus lateralis [ FMA:62337 FMA:TA ]

plural term
lateral hypothalamic nuclei [ ZFA:0000227 ]

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/HypothalamicNuclei.PNG

has related synonym

lateral hypothalamic nuclei

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id

UBERON:0001937

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