postcentral


postcentral
Referring to the cerebral convolution forming the posterior bank of the central sulcus : the p. gyrus.

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post·cen·tral 'pōst-'sen-trəl adj located behind a center or central structure esp located behind the central sulcus of the cerebral cortex

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adj.
1. situated behind any centre.
2. situated behind the central fissure of the brain.

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post·cen·tral (pōst-senґtrəl) posterior to a center, as the postcentral gyrus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • postcentral — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: post + central : located behind a center or central structure; especially : located behind the central sulcus of the cerebral cortex the postcentral gyrus the postcentral sulcus * * * adj. * * * postcentral centrally …   Useful english dictionary

  • postcentral — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • postcentral — post·central …   English syllables

  • postcentral — adj. 1) situated behind any centre. 2) situated behind the central fissure of the brain …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • postcentral gyrus — n a gyrus of the parietal lobe located just posterior to the central sulcus, lying parallel to the precentral gyrus of the temporal lobe, and comprising the somatosensory cortex …   Medical dictionary

  • Postcentral gyrus — Infobox Brain Name = Postcentral gyrus Latin = gyrus postcentralis GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 823 Caption = Postcentral gyrus of the human brain. Caption2 = Brodmann areas 3, 1 and 2 of human brain. Brodmann area 3 is in red, area 1 in green,… …   Wikipedia

  • Postcentral sulcus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = sulcus postcentralis GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 822 Caption = Postcentral sulcus of the human brain. Caption2 = Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. IsPartOf = Components =… …   Wikipedia

  • postcentral sulcus of cerebrum — sulcus postcentralis cerebri [TA] a sulcus on the superolateral surface of the cerebrum, separating the postcentral gyrus from the remainder of the parietal lobe …   Medical dictionary

  • postcentral area — the sensory area just posterior to the central sulcus of the cerebral hemisphere, the primary receiving area for general sensations; called also postrolandic a. and somesthetic cortex …   Medical dictionary

  • postcentral fissure of cerebellum — fissura preculminalis cerebelli …   Medical dictionary


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