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- Hypothalamus : A part of the mammalian brain located below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon.
- Neuroendocrinology : The study of the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system.
- Growth hormone : A peptide hormone that is made in and secreted from the somatotroph cells of the anterior pituitary gland, and which is essential for regulating post-natal growth in all mammals.
- Prolactin : Hormone secreted from lactotroph cells of the anterior pituitary gland with an essential role in lactation.
- Median eminence : Specialised region at the base of the brain containing the hypothalamo-hypophysial portal vessels and neuroendocrine nerve endings that release their products into them.
- Somatostatin : Neuropeptide whose best known function is as a hypothalamic factor that inhibits the secretion of growth hormone.
- Neuropeptide Y : A 36-amino acid peptide neurotransmitter found in the CNS and autonomic nervous system.
- Hunger : Localized subjective sensation, caused by emptiness and a resulting hypermotility of the stomach.
- Obesity : Excessive stores of body fat.
- Leptin : Hormone secreted by adipocytes that regulates appetite.
- Ghrelin : A hormone produced by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach that stimulate appetite.