HyperDic: nerve_center

English > 2 senses of the expression nerve center:
NOUNlocationnerve center, nerve centrea center that provides information and control
bodynerve center, center, centre, nerve centrea cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
English > nerve center: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA center that provides information and control.
Example"the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"
Synonymnerve centre
Broadercenter, centreA place where some particular activity is concentrated
English > nerve center: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process.
Synonymscenter, centre, nerve centre
NarrowerBroca's area, Broca's center, Broca's gyrus, Broca's convolution, convolution of BrocaThe motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
Wernicke's area, Wernicke's centerThe auditory word center
auditory centerThe 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
inferior colliculusAn essential auditory center in the midbrain
respiratory centerThe 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
rhinencephalon, olfactory brainA center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals
superior colliculusAn essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishcentro nervioso
Catalancentre nerviós

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