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cerebrate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cerebrate use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Cerebrate (Physiol) To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cerebrate To have the brain in action; exhibit brain-action. Also cerebrize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Cerebrate to show brain action
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Quotations

  • Ursula K. Le Guin
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    “He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.”
  • Dr. Frederick Tilney
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    “We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cerebrum, the brain; prob. cog. with Gr. kara, the head, kranion, the cranium.

Usage

In literature:

Cerebral congestion now and then occurs.
"Manhood Perfectly Restored" by Unknown
These are, therefore, known as cerebral nerves.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Their high I Q is only an index of their extraordinary cerebral endowment.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Does it exercise any action on these intra-cerebral functions?
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
Is it not possible that one of the imperceptible keys of the cerebral finger-board has been paralyzed in me?
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Unconscious cerebration; do you understand?
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
I had need of all my cerebral hygiene during that day's paddle: the old devotee stuck in my throat sorely.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What was the cerebral treachery that defied his own vigilance?
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
And in complex voluntary movements the central nervous mechanism is under the control of the higher cerebral centers.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Headache is neither a mark of intellectuality, nor, with rare exceptions, a sign of cerebral disturbance.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
It seemed afflicted with a kind of cerebral anemia and incurable sterility.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
To begin with, Monism excludes the possibility of volition being determined by cerebration.
"Mind and Motion and Monism" by George John Romanes
Post-cerebral: applied to that pair of salivary glands in bees, situated close to the posterior wall of the head.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
As to the conditions of life itself, there are certainly many factors at work which secure favorable influences for our cerebral activity.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
Pavlov, however, believed that there was an analogy between sleep and hypnosis in that each involved cerebral inhibition.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Yes, yes, a rush of blood to the head producing cerebral disturbance.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
These facts already indicate a radical difference between the nature of the cerebral actions involved in emotion and in thought.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Inflammation of the Brain and its Membranes (Encephalitis, Meningitis, Cerebritis).
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
She died of heart disease and consumption and cerebral spinal meningitis.
"The Footlights Fore and Aft" by Channing Pollock
She always had exercised over me a sort of cerebral attraction.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

Middle School wrestler Justin Kievit's coach asked him to lose a match to a competitor from another school, Jared Stevens, who has cerebral palsy.
Man jailed for mocking girl with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral grooves from beat maker Radius.
Boy with cerebral palsy gets all-terrain wheelchair.
Teen with cerebral palsy wins homecoming, then walks.
A Florida teenager with cerebral palsy received a special honor when he was crowned homecoming king last Friday night.
High school senior with cerebral palsy crowned homecoming king, then walks for first time.
PORT ST LUCIE, Fla.- A South Florida high school senior with cerebral palsy got a special homecoming surprise over the weekend as he was crowned king.
A student with cerebral palsy becomes homecoming king at St Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Daniel Day-Lewis' Acting Is "Superb" in " Cerebral Drama".
A Maryland teenager with cerebral palsy who lost an eye when a fellow student allegedly threw a book at her face will get $55,000 from the city of Baltimore under a settlement approved by the City Board of Estimates.
The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy is suing a Tulsa transportation agency after a driver allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter on a bus.
Mother of Woman with Cerebral Palsy Sues Transit Authority After Alleged Assault on Tulsa Bus.
Firefighters help make wish come true for boy with cerebral palsy.
He made it up and down easily, his cerebral palsy not an obstacle for him on the large, wide, firetruck-red steps as he held the railing.
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In science:

The problems of this nature are of interest in diffusion tensor imaging, a brain imaging technique based on measuring the diffusion tensor at discrete locations in the cerebral white matter, where the diffusion of water molecules is typically anisotropic.
Integral curves of noisy vector fields and statistical problems in diffusion tensor imaging: nonparametric kernel estimation and hypotheses testing
Keywords and phrases: cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral infarction, stroke, coronary, epidemiological methods, estrogen, heart disease, hormone replacement, myocardial infarction.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Evans. A unified statistical approach for determining significant signals in images of cerebral activation.
Random fields and the geometry of Wiener space
Hartl R., Schurer L., Schmid-Schonbein G. W. and del Zoppo G. J. (1996) Experimental antileukocyte interventions in cerebral ischemia. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Iadecola C. and Ross M. E. (1997) Molecular pathology of cerebral ischemia: delayed gene expression and strategies for neuroprotection.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
DISCUSSION Gone are the days when drugs that confer neuroprotection when given before or a short period after cerebral ischemia can be considered relevant for therapy of ischemic stroke. Several agents from this group have been evaluated clinically and failed.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Brain Res. 927, 212-215. Candelario-Jalil, E., Mhadu, N.H., Al-Dalain, S.M., Martínez, G., León, O.S., 2001. Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Stroke 30, 662-668. Corbett, D., Thornhill, J., 2000. Temperature modulation (hypothermic and hyperthermic conditions) and its influence on histological and behavioral outcomes following cerebral ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Cyclooxygenase-2 immunoreactivity in the human brain following cerebral ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Neutrophil inhibitory factor treatment of focal cerebral ischemia in the rat.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Long term cerebroprotective effects of dexanabinol in a model of focal cerebral ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Proteasome inhibitor PS519 reduces infarction and attenuates leukocyte infiltration in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Toxicol. 38, 97-120. Wakita, H., Tomimoto, H., Akiguchi, I., Lin, J.X., Miyamoto, K., Oka, N., 1999. A cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor attenuates white matter damage in chronic cerebral ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Cerebral cortex showed early changes in oxidative damage with no significant impairment in antioxidant capacity.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Hippocampal MnSOD activity significantly increased at 24, 48 and 72 h of reperfusion (57, 46 and 51% vs. control, respectively). MnSOD activity did not change in cerebral cortex or striatum at any time point examined.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
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