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frontal cortex
medical dictionary

Cortex of the frontal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere, originally, the entire cortical expanse anterior to the central sulcus, including the agranular motor and premotor cortex (Brodmann's areas 4 and 6), the dysgranular cortex (area 8), and the granular frontal (prefrontal) cortex anterior to the latter, now more often refers to the granular frontal (prefrontal) cortex.

Synonyms: frontal area.

(05 Mar 2000)