nerve centre


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nerve centre a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
    • n nerve centre a center that provides information and control "the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"
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In literature:

Irritation, or paralysis, of one or more of the cranial nerves may result from lesions implicating their centres or trunks.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Treatment which shall draw out the alcoholic poison and which shall quicken and invigorate the nerve centres.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
She vaguely recalled that the nerve centres were in that locality.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
The shock has acted like a battery upon the nerve-centres.
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
His office, in which I was permitted to take notes for several days, is a nerve-centre of the world.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
This arises from the affection of the respiratory nerve centre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
In making her play centre forward, Muriel had hit upon the one plan which could help her to overcome her nerves.
"Just Gerry" by Christine Chaundler
All the nerve-centres, cerebral, visceral, pedal and optic, are formed as proliferations of the ectoderm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
At such a crisis, the engineer in a man, if any there be, asserts itself without reference to the volitional nerve-centres.
"A Romance in Transit" by Francis Lynde
It "floats" between the prosomatic nerve centres and the alimentary canal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

My heart is hushed, my tongue is mute,
My life is centred in your will;
You play upon me like a lute
Which answers to its master's skill,
Till passionately vibrating,
Each nerve becomes a throbbing string.
"The Mystic's Vision" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

The Nerve Centre in Londonderry is seeking new students with an interest in the creative industries as it gears up for a new term.