Hypothalamic regulation of food intake.

@article{Palkovits2003HypothalamicRO,
  title={Hypothalamic regulation of food intake.},
  author={Mikl{\'o}s Palkovits},
  journal={Ideggyogyaszati szemle},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 9-10},
  pages={288-302}
}
The central regulation of the food intake is organized by a long-loop mechanism involving humoral signals and afferent neuronal pathways to the hypothalamus, obligatory processing in hypothalamic neuronal circuits, and descending commands through vagal and spinal neurons to the body. Receptors sensitive to glucose metabolism, body fat reserves, distension of the stomach, as well as neuropeptide and cannabinoid receptors have been identified and localized in the hypothalamus. Five groups of… CONTINUE READING

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