cephalization


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ceph·a·li·za·tion

 (sĕf′ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
An evolutionary trend in the animal kingdom toward centralization of neural and sensory organs in the head or anterior region of the body.

cephalization

(ˌsɛfəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

cephalisation

n
(Zoology) (in the evolution of animals) development of a head by the concentration of feeding and sensory organs and nervous tissue at the anterior end

ceph•a•li•za•tion

(ˌsɛf ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən)

n.
a tendency in animal evolution to localization of important organs or parts in or near the head.
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If we can safely assert that artistic/literary/musical production has congregated in historical and modern urban centers, we can deduce that it is partly as a result of the inevitable geographies of cultural cephalization.
Cephalization, interstitial oedema, and alveolar oedema are highly specific (96 to 99%) but insensitive (6 to 41%) markers of acute heart failure (27).