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Related to locus ceruleus: Raphe nuclei
1. a place or site.
2. in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.
locus ceru´leus a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
locus of control a belief regarding responsibility for actions. Individuals with an internal locus of control generally hold themselves responsible for actions and consequences, while those with an external locus of control tend to believe that they are not able to affect a personal outcome and that luck or destiny are responsible for their actions.
Etymology: L, locus, place, caeruleus, sky-blue
a deeply pigmented group of several thousand neurons in the floor of the fourth ventricle. It is part of a major norepinephrine pathway of the central nervous system.
Brain region that processes sensory signals from all areas of the body.
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pl. loci [L.] place; site; in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.
a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.