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
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Translations

nerve centre

n (Anat) → centro nervoso (fig) → cervello, centro vitale
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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. Lady Wetherby was kneeling on the floor.
(That's a sort of gum-poison, pater, which attacks the nerve centres. Our chief medical officer is writing a monograph about it.) So Imam Din and I emptied out the corpse one time, with my shaving soap and trade gunpowder, and hot water.
-- sleep broken by nervous spasms, excitation of the brain, torpor of the nerve centres. Madame de Saint-Meran succumbed to a powerful dose of brucine or of strychnine, which by some mistake, perhaps, has been given to her." Villefort seized the doctor's hand.
Basork, Trio Etno and Rioghnach Connolly hit the stage at the famous Nerve Centre in Derry as part of the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.
EABL's commercial office block was unveiled in 1972 and has been the operational nerve centre of the company's business.
Gwadar, the nerve centre of CPEC, is fast transforming into an international city.
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.
It serves as the airline's nerve centre, integrating traditional media, social media, and operational data to allow various functions to move quickly and efficiently from insight to action.
SPEKE-BASED Adlib Audio has won the contract to provide the infrastructure behind the Trade and Investment Hub, the nerve centre for Liverpool's International Festival for Business (IFB) this summer.