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Locus

[Latin, Place; place where a thing is performed or done.]

For example, the locus delicti is the place where an accident or crime occurred.

locus

(low-cuss) n. Latin for "place," it means "place which" this or that occurred.

locus

‘place’ or ‘area’.

LOCUS. The place where a thing is done.

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Esquivel-Rendon et al., "Locus ceruleus norepinephrine release: a central regulator of CNS spatio-temporal activation?," Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience, vol.
In stress, the locus ceruleus fires more rapidly and delivers the arousal-producing neurotransmitter norepinephrine to many diverse regions in the brain.
The locus ceruleus and the raphe nuclei appear to have modulatory influences on the activity of the cerebral cortex.
Although the pigmented locus ceruleus region of the brain also contains neuromelanin, it is largely immune to the cell-destroying effects of low doses of MPTP.
Harley, "Locus ceruleus activation suppresses feedforward interneurons and reduces beta-gamma electroencephalogram frequencies while it enhances theta frequencies in rat dentate gyrus," Journal of Neuroscience: The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, vol.
Anatomically, much research has focused on the locus ceruleus, the hypothalamus, and the dorsal raphe nucleus.
Activation of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) production, the attention-arousal-anxiety complex of the locus ceruleus, and the dopaminergic pathways are all activated in response to environmental stress.
Bloom has traced this postwithdrawal change to another set of brain cells, the locus ceruleus.
Waterhouse, "The effects of tonic locus ceruleus output on sensory-evoked responses of ventral posterior medial thalamic and barrel field cortical neurons in the awake rat," The Journal of Neuroscience, vol.