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- n. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
- n. a center that provides information and control
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Antonoff, the War Minister, had an office in Smolny, as well as Krylenko and Dubenko, so it was the nerve centre for the army and navy, as well as the political centre.
Here, too, lay the shortest route to the central landing stage, along the course of the Tsaritsa rivulet; and to the nerve centre of the Stalingrad defence system, Chuikov's own command post, which was in a dugout known as the "Tsaritsyn bunker," sunk into the side of the riverbed at the Pushkin Street bridge.