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cen·ter

(sen'tĕr) [TA]
1. The middle point of a body.
2. A center of any kind, especially an anatomic center.
Synonym(s): centrum [TA] , centre.
3. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function.
4. A health care or therapeutic facility performing a particular function or service for people in the surrounding area.
Synonym(s): centre.
[L. centrum; G. kentron]

centre

group of nerve cells governing a specific function
  • Brocha's centre small area within left cerebral hemisphere; an essential component of speech mechanisms; if affected by cerebrovascular accident (CVA) (i.e. CVA affecting the right side of the body), aphasia results

  • ossification centre bone area/areas where calcification of the osteoid matrix begins; primary ossification centre is usually within the shaft of a long bone; a secondary ossification centre occurs in an epiphysis or a tuberosity

  • Wernicke's centre a large area of the left cerebral hemisphere essential to the understanding and formulation of coherent speech; when affected by cerebrovascular accident (manifesting on the right side of the body) communication and speech difficulties result

cen·ter

(sen'tĕr) [TA]
1. The middle point of a body; loosely, the interior of a body, especially an anatomic center.
2. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function.
[L. centrum; G. kentron]
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