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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Food reward.
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  • Appetite [r]: The desire to eat food, experienced as hunger, and in mammals controlled by neural circuits in the hypothalamus. [e]

Related topics

  • Obesity [r]: Excessive stores of body fat. [e]
  • Leptin [r]: Hormone secreted by adipocytes that regulates appetite. [e]
  • Ghrelin [r]: A hormone produced by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach that stimulate appetite. [e]
  • Adipocyte [r]: Cell that stores fat and makes it available for use as energy. [e]
  • Dopamine [r]: A monoamine neurotransmitter formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of dopa and essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. [e]
  • Ventral tegmental area [r]: Midbrain region that contains the dopaminergic cell bodies of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system, and which is a key part of the reward circuitry of the brain. [e]
  • Nucleus accumbens [r]: Region of the forebrain thought to play an important role in reward. [e]
  • Endocannabinoid [r]: Substances produced by some nerve cells (and by some cells in the periphery) with cellular effects like those produced by cannabis. [e]
  • Endogenous opioid peptides [r]: Add brief definition or description