Appestat - definition of appestat by The Free Dictionary
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The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.
(Anatomy) a neural control centre within the hypothalamus of the brain that regulates the sense of hunger and satiety
[C20: from appe(tite) + -stat]
ap•pe•stat (ˈæp əˌstæt)
a presumed region in the human brain that functions to adjust appetite.
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The items will be formulated with Appestat
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