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glucostatic theory

A homeostatic theory of hunger, according to which the brain monitors the difference between the levels of glucose in the arteries and veins as an index of the rate of glucose removal from ...

glucostatic theory

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... theory n . A homeostatic theory of hunger, according to which the brain monitors the difference between the levels of glucose in the arteries and veins as an index of the rate of glucose removal from the blood. A low rate, which indicates that the blood glucose level is low and is probably being replenished by glucose derived from body fat, stimulates hunger and eating behaviour. Compare lipostatic theory . [From glucose + Greek statikos bringing to a standstill, from histanai to cause to stand or to weigh in a balance + - ikos of,...

glucostatic theory

glucostatic theory  

A homeostatic theory of hunger, according to which the brain monitors the difference between the levels of glucose in the arteries and veins as an index of the rate of glucose removal from the blood. ...
lipostatic theory

lipostatic theory  

A homeostatic theory of hunger according to which the brain monitors the level in the blood of free fatty acids that result from the metabolism of fat. A low level indicates that fat has not recently ...
hunger

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... n . 1. Appetite, craving, desire, or need for food; figuratively, a strong desire for anything else. vb . 2. To have a hunger for something. See also 2-deoxyglucose , glucostatic theory , HPA axis , hypothalamus , limbic system , lipostatic theory , medial forebrain bundle , specific hunger . hungry adj . [From Old English hungor a hunger, hyngran to...

lipostatic theory

lipostatic theory n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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...theory n. A homeostatic theory of hunger according to which the brain monitors the level in the blood of free fatty acids that result from the metabolism of fat. A low level indicates that fat has not recently been metabolized, and this leads to a lessening of hunger, whereas a high level indicates recent fat metabolism and increases hunger. Compare glucostatic theory . [From Greek lipos fat + statikos bringing to a standstill, from histanai to cause to stand or to weigh in a balance + -itikos resembling or marked...

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