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Vocabulary Term Details

Appetite

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appetite)

Appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose tissue and the brain. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Nutrition physiology
N/APsychological factors
Thirst

This term is used for the following terms: 
Hunger (physiology)

Approved Date
07-Jun-2013

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