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appestat

Saltos de línea: appe|stat
Pronunciación: /ˈapɪstat
 
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Definición de appestat en inglés:

sustantivo

Physiology
The region of the hypothalamus of the brain which is believed to control a person’s appetite for food.
Example sentences
  • The entire regulatory apparatus is sometimes called the ‘appestat’ on the analogy of a thermostat, which regulates temperature.
  • Just as a thermostat regulates the temperature in your house, the appestat regulates the appetite control.
  • This is because their appestat tells them to keep eating because the food in their diet lacks nutritional value.

Origen

1950s: from appetite, probably on the pattern of thermostat.

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