noeud vital

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noeud vi·tal

(nū vē-tal'),
A circumscript region in the lower part of the medulla oblongata, near the apex of the calamus scriptorius, interpreted by M. Flourens (1858) as a nerve center that controls respiration.
Synonym(s): vital knot, vital node
[Fr.]
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Its vision is to be a vital node in a global community of knowledge generation and innovation, nurturing research talents and capabilities for world-class R&D in next generation storage technologies.
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