nerve centre


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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
References in classic literature ?
She was by way of being a confirmed invalid, and something about Archibald seemed to get right in among her nerve centres, reducing them for the time being to a complicated hash.
Lord Wetherby spun round as her scream burst upon his already tortured nerve centres.
That's a sort of gum-poison, pater, which attacks the nerve centres.
sleep broken by nervous spasms, excitation of the brain, torpor of the nerve centres.
Set to be another cracking night of live music in the famous Derry venue that is the Nerve Centre.
On the day of the elections, the following plans were implemented: A 24-hour activation for all the National and Provincial Nerve Centres, working on a three-shift cycle; A 24-hour Distribution Nerve Centre, situated at the IEC National Results Centre in Pretoria; and The deployment of nine Provincial representatives, situated at each IEC Provincial Results Centre.
Shred" Goodwin's former nerve centre is to be turned into a hub for Scottish entrepreneurs.
The Nerve Centre, based in Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, is set to go into liquidation after Kirklees Council withdrew funding.
UNSIGNED Birmingham band Nerve Centre have come up with an environmentally-friendly way of packaging their latest record.
EVENTS Nerve Centre arts, culture and discussion, former Rapid Building, until September 11.
The Nerve Centre will occupy the shop at 28-32, Renshaw Street, for four weeks and opens its doors today.
Not only does the building give off the feeling of freedom; it looks like a nerve centre.