Situated around the aqueduct of the brain: the periaqueductal gray matter. (adjective)
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Use "periaqueductal" in a sentence
"However, as the predator moved closer, the brain activity shifted to a region of the brain responsible for more primitive behaviour, namely the periaqueductal grey."
"One example is the region known as the periaqueductal gray PAG, which is a major coordinator of emotional responses."
"One important reason breathing affects mood and pain is because of its impact upon a part of the brain known as the periaqueductal gray area, or PAG."