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. [WP,unvetted]. [ ]

Synonyms: lateral group of hypothalamic nuclei lateral hypothalamic group lateral hypothalamic zone (Crosby) lateral division of hypothalamus lateral hypothalamic region area hypothalamica lateralis

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latin term
area hypothalamica lateralis [ FMA:62030 FMA:TA ]

LH [ BIRNLEX:4037 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
area lateralis hypothalami [ NeuroNames:426 ]

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lateral hypothalamic area (Nissl 1913)
lateral hypothalamic area proper
lateral hypothalamic nucleus
area lateralis hypothalami



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