Webster, Douglas B. Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Biocommunication, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Characteristic clusters of nerve cell bodies (gray matter) and their meshwork, or reticulum, of fibers which are found in the brainstem and the diencephalon. The reticular formation is thought to be a complex, highly integrated mechanism which exerts both inhibition and facilitation on almost every type of activity of the central nervous system.
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