Brain monoamines and peptides: role in the control of eating behavior.

@article{Leibowitz1986BrainMA,
  title={Brain monoamines and peptides: role in the control of eating behavior.},
  author={Sarah F. Leibowitz},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  year={1986},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={1396-403}
}
Studies of brain monoamines and neuropeptides have provided extensive evidence in support of their role in the control of normal eating behavior. In this process, the medial and lateral portions of the hypothalamus, working in conjunction with forebrain and hindbrain sites and with peripheral autonomic-endocrine systems, have a critical responsibility in balancing signals for hunger and satiety. Via its rich and biologically active neurotransmitter substances, the hypothalamus monitors and… CONTINUE READING