pacemaker neuron

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Any of a number of different nerve cells in the autonomic nervous system that trigger regular cyclic activities, such as heartbeat, breathing, and EEG waves. The suprachiasmatic nucleus is thought to have a role in regulating them. See also biological clock, biological rhythm.

Subjects: Psychology.

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