locus coeruleus

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

Definition of locus coeruleus

: 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 play \ˌlō-kə(s)-si-ˈrü-lē-əs\

medical Definition of locus coeruleus

plural loci coerulei also loci cerulei play \-lē-ˌī\
: a blue area of the brain stem with many norepinephrine-containing neurons

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