Hypothalamic serotonin: pharmacological, biochemical, and behavioral analyses of its feeding-suppressive action.

@article{Leibowitz1988HypothalamicSP,
  title={Hypothalamic serotonin: pharmacological, biochemical, and behavioral analyses of its feeding-suppressive action.},
  author={Sarah F. Leibowitz and Gail F. Weiss and G Shor-Posner},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  year={1988},
  volume={11 Suppl 1},
  pages={S51-71}
}
Studies of the neuropharmacology of eating behavior demonstrate that monoaminergic neurotransmitters in the brain have an active and important role in the control of food ingestion, in animals and also possibly in humans. The anatomical focus of the animal studies has been the hypothalamus, which appears to play a key role in this process. This structure receives and integrates input from metabolic, hormonal, neurogenic, thermal, and cortical factors, which reflect the nutritional status of the… CONTINUE READING

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