chemoreceptor trigger zone

noun

Medical Definition of 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, 17 Mar. 2004

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“Chemoreceptor trigger zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemoreceptor%20trigger%20zone. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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