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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 rf in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

Definition 2: a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for rf in the sense of this definition

(rf is a kind of ...) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

Definition 3: a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for rf in the sense of this definition

(rf is a kind of ...) anything that contributes causally to a result

"a number of factors determined the outcome"

(... is a kind of rf ) a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body

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