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satiety center Syllabification: sa·ti·e·ty cen·ter

Definition of satiety center in English:


An area of the brain situated in the hypothalamus and concerned with the regulation of food intake.
Example sentences
  • The satiety centre's reminder that we have eaten enough may be overridden if the food being eaten is especially tasty, or merely because we have a certain amount on our plate and expect to finish it.
  • Nerve receptors in the stomach and hormones throughout the body are activated, as well as the satiety centers of the hypothalamus in the brain.
  • The hunger centre stimulates an individual to eat whilst food requirement is diminished by the satiety centre.
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