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Brain: Lateral nucleus
Lateral hypothalamus is 'LT', at right, in yellow.
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MeSH A08.186.211.730.385.357.300

The Lateral hypothalamus is a part of the hypothalamus. It can refer to one of two terms that are easily confused:

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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