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nerve centre

n
1. (Anatomy) a group of nerve cells associated with a specific function
2. a principal source of control over any complex activity: Wall Street is the financial nerve centre of America.
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Noun1.nerve centre - a center that provides information and controlnerve centre - a center that provides information and control; "the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"
centre, center - a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"
2.nerve centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
auditory center - the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve
olfactory brain, rhinencephalon - a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior
Broca's area, Broca's center, Broca's convolution, Broca's gyrus, convolution of Broca - the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
Wernicke's area, Wernicke's center - the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people
superior colliculus - an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
inferior colliculus - an essential auditory center in the midbrain
respiratory center - the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
Translations

nerve centre

n (Anat) → centro nervoso (fig) → cervello, centro vitale
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