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

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

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

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‘place’ or ‘area’.
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LOCUS. The place where a thing is done.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Moore, "Ascending projections of the locus coeruleus in the rat.
Kirschner, "Locus coeruleus cellular and molecular pathology during the progression of Alzheimer's disease," Acta Neuropathologica Communications, vol.
Clewett et al., "Higher locus coeruleus MRI contrast is associated with lower parasympathetic influence over heart rate variability," NeuroImage, vol.
Blessed, "Cell loss in the locus coeruleus in senile dementia of Alzheimer's type," Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol.
Pickering et al., "In vivo patchclamp recording from locus coeruleus neurones in the rat brainstem," The Journal of Physiology, vol.
Reduced levels of norepinephrine transporters in the locus coeruleus in major depression.
The sections include (1) middle frontal gyrus; (2) superior and middle temporal gyri; (3) inferior parietal lobule; (4) occipital cortex; (5) anterior cingulate gyrus; (6) amygdala; (7) hippocampus with dentate gyrus and entorhinal cortex; (8) basal ganglia at the level of the anterior commissure with caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, and the nucleus basalis of Meynert; (9) thalamus with subthalamic nucleus; (10) cerebellar cortex and dentate nucleus; (11) midbrain with substantia nigra; (12) pons with locus coeruleus; (13) and medulla with dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus and hypoglossal nucleus.
Boundy et al., "CREB (cAMP response element-binding protein) in the locus coeruleus: biochemical, physiological, and behavioral evidence for a role in opiate dependence," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
El nucleo parabraquial y el nucleo del tracto solitario envian proyecciones a la region rostral ventrolateral del bulbo, la sustancia gris periacueductal, locus coeruleus, los nucleos del rafe magno, con lo cual se integran las vias del dolor en diferentes areas [11,14].
Some of the other areas involved include the locus coeruleus, the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the insula.
Norepinephrine (NE) is synthesized in the locus coeruleus and dorsal vagal complex.