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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reticular formation, RF(noun)

    a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone


  1. reticular formation(Noun)

    Part of the brain that is involved in actions such as awaking/sleeping cycle, and filtering incoming stimuli to discriminate irrelevant background stimuli


  1. Reticular formation

    The reticular formation is a region in the brainstem that is involved in multiple tasks such as regulating the sleep-wake cycle and filtering incoming stimuli to discriminate irrelevant background stimuli. It is essential for governing some of the basic functions of higher organisms, and is one of the phylogenetically oldest portions of the brain.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Reticular Formation

    A region extending from the PONS & MEDULLA OBLONGATA through the MESENCEPHALON, characterized by a diversity of neurons of various sizes and shapes, arranged in different aggregations and enmeshed in a complicated fiber network.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reticular formation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reticular formation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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