nerve center


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nerve center

n.
1. A group of closely connected nerve cells that perform a specific function.
2. A source of power or control: Our Boston office is the nerve center of the corporation.

nerve′ cen`ter


n.
1. a group of nerves that act together to perform a function.
2. a source of information or activity; control center.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nerve center - a center that provides information and controlnerve center - 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 center - 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
References in classic literature ?
Under the sheaths of muscles that were as armor, the fatal nerve center remained impervious.
The first-ever and high-tech nerve center also monitors the movement of police vehicles, security operations, raids, arrests, and the police response.
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Nerve Center automatically finds trends that signal what the world is thinking and feeling, and separates trends that matter from those that are incidental.
Under Antiochus, Jewish practice was outlawed, and the religious nerve center for the Jews, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, was ransacked and rendered invalid for priestly ritual use.
When fully deployed, the Balanced Scorecard transforms strategic planning from an academic exercise into the nerve center of an organization.
Due to Dodson's able leadership for the past 21 years ("A Helmsman for the Cultural Legacy" page 35), the Schomburg is at once a library, an archive and an intellectual nerve center.
The electronics unit (EU) and electronics box (EB) are the electrical nerve center for the MLRS.
While waging these campaigns on the "homefront," REBNY and its allies argued successfully in Congress and at the White House that the nation's stake in Lower Manhattan's revival as America's nerve center of global commerce warranted federal assistance to speed the district's recovery.
Both the management of the Spanish company and the presenter, New York's City Center, were deeply concerned about what impression the performance might project to a city in shock over the loss of more than 6,000 lives, the collapse of the World Trade Center's buildings, and the attack on the nation's military nerve center, the Pentagon.
Anything swallowed that's cold can stimulate the nerve center at the back of the palate, which controls blood flow to the head.