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Both ventral and medial; extending toward the ventral surface and the median line.

ven′tro·me′di·al·ly adv.


(Anatomy) anatomy relating to both the ventral and medial surfaces, or to the front and to the middle
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Stressed participants' brains exhibited altered patterns of connectivity between regions including the amygdala, striatum, and the dorsolateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortex, essentially reducing individuals' ability to exercise self-control over food choices.
During my early career, I discovered a circuit linking the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) to brown adipose tissue (BAT) and inducing thermogenic beige (browning) white adipose tissue (WAT), regulating EE.
The brain's attack neurons reside in an area called the ventromedial hypothalamus, a region long linked to aggression in animals.
These areas are the anterior cingulate cortex and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex which controls anxiety and worrying.
There are two possibly pathological swellings on the dorsolateral margin of the jaw behind the tooth row and on the ventromedial edge further posteriorly, respectively.
Decisions about food consumption and caloric density are linked to a part of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, an area that encodes the value of stimuli.
The regions where it is negatively related to obesity includes the ventromedial striatum, which controls reward and motivation.
The esophagus, crop, jugular vein, and vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves were identified at the ventromedial aspect of the cyst and gently dissected from the cyst's surface.
It seems to be accepted that the disorder is underpinned by undeveloped or damaged brain systems, notably those associated with the amygdala, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and the caudate.
For the study, the researchers gave patients with injuries to specific parts of the brain (the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, the amygdala, or the insula) two different gambling tasks: a slot machine game that delivered wins and 'near-misses' (like a cherry one position from the jackpot line), and a roulette game involving red or black predictions, to elicit the gambler's fallacy.
Behind your forehead and eyeballs is a squiggly brain region called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
Physiological indications of emotional influence such as pupil size come near the end of the book, with the last chapter delving into anatomy with an analysis of the role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.