locus coeruleus


locus coe·ru·le·us

noun \-si-ˈrü-lē-əs\

Definition of LOCUS COERULEUS

:  a bluish area of the brain stem with many norepinephrine-containing neurons

Variants of LOCUS COERULEUS

locus coe·ru·le·us also locus ce·ru·le·us \-si-ˈrü-lē-əs\

Origin of LOCUS COERULEUS

New Latin, literally, dark blue place
First Known Use: 1858

lo·cus coe·ru·le·us

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural loci coe·ru·lei also loci ce·ru·lei \-lē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of LOCUS COERULEUS

: a blue area of the brain stem with many norepinephrine-containing neurons

Variants of LOCUS COERULEUS

lo·cus coe·ru·le·us also lo·cus ce·ru·le·us \ˌlō-kə(s)-si-ˈrü-lē-əs\

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