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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for reticular formation in the sense of this definition

(reticular formation is a kind of ...) any network of neurons or nuclei that function together to perform some function in the body

(reticular formation is a part of ...) the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function

(... is part of reticular formation) the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus

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