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extrastriate visual area

any of the visually responsive regions of cerebral cortex that are located outside the primary visual cortex (striate cortex), that is, in the prestriate cortex. Extrastriate visual areas include V2, V3, V4, and V5.

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February 26th 2024



n. a feeling of intense pleasure and elation, including that experienced in some mystical states, during orgasm, with aesthetic reveries, and in drug-induced states. Such extreme euphoria also may occur in the context of a hypomanic episode or a manic episode. —ecstatic adj.


n. the popular name for MDMA.