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reticular formation


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A diffuse network of white longitudinal nerve fibers interspersed with gray matter, located in the brain stem, that regulates various autonomic functions, such as sleep and waking.

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  • noun Part of the brain that is involved in actions such as awaking/sleeping cycle, and filtering incoming stimuli to discriminate irrelevant background stimuli

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone


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