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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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A mechanism that works like a thermostat, keeping an individual's amount of body fat within a narrow range despite considerable

appestat

appestat  

n. a region in the brain that controls the amount of food intake. Appetite suppressants probably decrease hunger by changing the chemical characteristics of this centre.
homeostasis

homeostasis  

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n. the physiological process by which the internal systems of the body (e.g. blood pressure, body temperature, acid-base balance) are maintained at equilibrium, despite variations in the external ...

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