The Effect of Suprasellar Lesions on Energy Balance

  • E. Grote
Conference paper


The immediate and within seconds effective influence of the brain on peripheral glucose and energy supply is of neurogenic origin by way of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, whose most centrally located representation is in the hypothalamus. According to Ban 1966 (Fig. I) the ventro-medial nucleus together with the lateral mamillary nucleus represent the sympathetic zone. The parasympathetic zone consists of a thin periventricular layer, the medial mamillary body and ·the ventro-lateral nucleus, which is in connection with the peri ventricular part in the septal region.


Septal Region Parasympathetic System Ventromedial Nucleus Hypothalamic Obesity Suprasellar Lesion 
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  • E. Grote
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  1. 1.TübingenGermany

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