locus coeruleus

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noun locus coe·ru·le·us \-si-ˈrü-lē-əs\
variants: or less commonly

locus ceruleus

Definition of locus coeruleus

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

Origin and Etymology of locus coeruleus

New Latin, literally, dark blue place


Medical Dictionary

locus coeruleus

noun lo·cus coe·ru·le·us
variants: also

locus ceruleus

\ˌlō-kə(s)-si-ˈrü-lē-əs\play

Medical Definition of locus coeruleus

plural

loci coerulei

also

loci cerulei

\-lē-ˌī\play
  1. :  a blue area of the brain stem with many norepinephrine-containing neurons


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