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|Brain: Lateral nucleus|
|Lateral hypothalamus is 'LT', at right, in yellow.|
The Lateral hypothalamus is a part of the hypothalamus. It can refer to one of two terms that are easily confused:
- "Lateral hypothalamic area" (BrainInfo at the University of Washington hier-409)
- "Lateral zone of hypothalamus" (BrainInfo at the University of Washington ancil-316)
The Lateral hypothalamic area is part of the Lateral zone of hypothalamus.
The Lateral hypothalamus is concerened with hunger. Damage to this can cause reduced food intake.
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