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Synonyms for center

a point or an area equidistant from all sides of something

a place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance

a point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

to direct toward a common center

at, in, near, or being the center

Synonyms for center

the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

the object upon which interest and attention focuses

the middle of a military or naval formation

(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

a place where some particular activity is concentrated

(ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers

the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

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(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

equally distant from the extremes

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of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

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Dexmedetomidine may reduce the generation of excitatory signals from the bladder, thereby preventing pontine micturition center and cerebrum from initiating the impulse to urinate.
Within the mid-brain, an area known as periaqueductal gray (PAG) is considered to be the integrative brain center that relays ascending bladder information to a variety of other brain areas including the pontine micturition center (PMC), also known as Barringtons nucleus.
In patients with PD, LUTS are attributed to lesions of the basal ganglia, which interfere with normal inhibition of voiding by the pontine micturition center. Reduction in nigrostriatal dopamine (specifically, diminished or absent Dl receptor stimulation) leads to partial or total disconnection of the micturition reflex from voluntary control and, in turn, uninhibited bladder contractions in the presence of negligible volumes of urine (Blackett et al., 2009; Gray, Stem, & Malone-Lee, 1995; Katz & Greenstein, 1989; Ransmayr et al., 2008; Singer, 2005; Singer, Weiner, & Sanchez-Ramos, 1992; Siroky, 2003).
Afferent activity is also relayed to the periaqueductal gray (PAG) region and then on to the pontine micturition center (PMC).
The act of micturition involves a complex interplay between the spinal cord, cerebellum, and the pontine micturition center. The cerebral cortex can transmit inhibitory signals to suppress bladder wall contractions.