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brain Inglés británico e internacional

An organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating centre of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity

brain Tesauro Inglés

the disease attacks certain cells in the brain

Brain, Dennis Inglés británico e internacional

(1921–57), English French-horn player. His mastery of the instrument’s entire range inspired many composers, including Benjamin Britten and Paul Hindemith, to write works for him

pick someone's brains Inglés británico e internacional

Obtain information by questioning someone who is better informed about a subject than oneself

rack one's brains Inglés británico e internacional

Make a great effort to think of or remember something

brain candy Inglés británico e internacional

Popular entertainment that is not intellectually stimulating

brain cell Inglés británico e internacional

A cell in the tissue of the brain

brain coral Inglés británico e internacional

A compact coral with a convoluted surface resembling that of the brain

brain cramp Inglés británico e internacional

A moment in which one fails to think clearly or act sensibly

brain-dead Inglés británico e internacional

Having suffered brain death

brain death Inglés británico e internacional

Irreversible brain damage causing the end of independent respiration, regarded as indicative of death

brain drain Inglés británico e internacional

The emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country

brain fart Inglés británico e internacional

A temporary mental lapse

brain fever Inglés británico e internacional

Inflammation of the brain

brain food Inglés británico e internacional

Food believed to be beneficial to the brain, especially in increasing intellectual capabilities

left brain Inglés británico e internacional

The left-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought

right brain Inglés británico e internacional

The right-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with creative thought and the emotions

split-brain Inglés británico e internacional

Having the corpus callosum severed or absent, so as to eliminate the main connection between the two hemispheres of the brain

brain damage Inglés británico e internacional

Injury to the brain that impairs its functions, especially permanently

brain fungus Inglés británico e internacional

A soft yellow gelatinous fungus with a lobed and folded surface, living on dead wood in both Eurasia and North America

brain surgeon Inglés británico e internacional

A medical practitioner qualified to perform surgical operations on the brain and other parts of the nervous system

brain surgery Inglés británico e internacional

Surgery performed on the brain or other parts of the nervous system

brain-teaser Inglés británico e internacional

A problem or puzzle, typically one designed to be solved for amusement

feather-brain Inglés británico e internacional

A silly or absent-minded person

brain fingerprinting Inglés británico e internacional

The recording and analysis of an individual’s neurological responses to images and words flashed on a screen, especially to determine if the person is telling the truth

blood–brain barrier Inglés británico e internacional

A semipermeable membrane separating the blood from the cerebrospinal fluid, and constituting a barrier to the passage of cells, particles, and large molecules

deep brain stimulation Inglés británico e internacional

A nonsurgical treatment to reduce tremor and to block involuntary movements in patients with motion disorders. Small electric shocks are delivered to the thalamus (especially in the treatment of multiple sclerosis) or the globus pallidus (especially in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease), rendering these parts of the brain inactive without surgically destroying them

softening of the brain Inglés británico e internacional

Mental deterioration, especially senile dementia, supposedly resulting from degeneration of the brain tissue

brainbox Inglés británico e internacional

A very clever person

midbrain Inglés británico e internacional

A small central part of the brainstem, developing from the middle of the primitive or embryonic brain

pick someone's brains in pick1 Inglés británico e internacional

Obtain information by questioning someone who is better informed about a subject than oneself

rack one's brains in rack1 Inglés británico e internacional

Make a great effort to think of or remember something

birdbrain Inglés británico e internacional

A silly or stupid person

yellow brain fungus in brain fungus Inglés británico e internacional

A soft yellow gelatinous fungus with a lobed and folded surface, living on dead wood in both Eurasia and North America

brainpower Inglés británico e internacional

Mental ability; intelligence

brainstem Inglés británico e internacional

The central trunk of the mammalian brain, consisting of the medulla oblongata, pons, and midbrain, and continuing downwards to form the spinal cord

brain trust in brains trust Inglés británico e internacional

A group of experts appointed to advise a government or politician

brainwork Inglés británico e internacional

Mental activity; thought

hindbrain Inglés británico e internacional

The lower part of the brainstem, comprising the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata

brain-twister in brain-teaser Inglés británico e internacional

A problem or puzzle, typically one designed to be solved for amusement


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