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A neuroscientist conducting experiments on the function of various hypothalamic nuclei uses an electrode to burn a small lesion in a rat's brain. Over the next few weeks, the rat begins to eat uncontrollably and increases its mass by 60%. What hypothalamic nucleus was ablated?

a. Anterior nucleus

b. Lateral nucleus

c. Septate nucleus

d. Suprachiasmatic nucleus

e. Ventromedial nucleus
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e.    Ventromedial nucleus