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sup][46] Weight variation in PD before and after DBS-STN is influenced by noradrenergic interaction between the locus coeruleus, the STN, and the hypothalamic nucleus.
Those located in the arcuate nucleus and lateral hypothalamic area decrease appetite while stimulation of food intake is seen with activation of dopaminergic receptors in ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (Valassi, 2008).
The first component of the innervation path of the pineal gland is the retino-hypothalamic tract, which is projected from the retina to the ventrolateral suprachiasmatic nucleus between now travels towards the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, and in them towards intermediolateral cell column of the layers VII between T1 and T3 levels of the spinal cord through the medial pathway of the anterior brain (Moore, 1996).

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