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a state of being satisfied, as in the feeling of being full after eating.
satiety(sā-tī′ĕt-ē) [L. satietas, enough]
Being full to satisfaction, esp. with food.
satietywith reference to food, the converse of hunger - the sensation of satisfaction or fullness. Mediated by the hypothalamus and influenced by many complex factors, including hormone secretions from the gut in response to a full meal, vagal afferent stimulation by stomach distension, insulin/glucagon secretion and blood glucose concentration.
being in a state of satiation; in experimental animals used with reference to eating and drinking.
located in the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus. Lesions may cause hyperphagia with obesity or anorexia with cachexia. See also adiposogenital dystrophy.