chemoreceptor trigger zone


: an area in or near the area postrema of the brain with receptors that stimulate the reticular formation to induce vomiting
… another part of the brain called the chemoreceptor trigger zone is constantly sampling the blood supply for nasty toxins as well.The San Diego Union-Tribune

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“Chemoreceptor trigger zone.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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