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Median

In a data set, the value that half the data points fall below and half the data points fall above. It is used along with the mean; it is not as influenced by extreme values as the mean.

median

The middle number of a series. See also mean, which includes examples.

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As the median eminence is in contact with areas of the body outside the blood-brain barrier, researchers think it may be detecting chemicals in the blood, and transferring signals about the condition of the body into the hypothalamus, which can then make decisions about eating.
Obesity on a high-fat diet: Role of hypothalamic galanin in neurons of the anterior paraventricular nucleus projecting to the median eminence.
Lead (Pb) alters the norepinephrine induced secretion of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone from the median eminence of adult male rats in vitro.