Definition of Frontal lobe

1. Noun. That part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead.

Exact synonyms: Frontal Cortex
Group relationships: Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Mantle, Cortex, Pallium
Terms within: Frontal Gyrus, Precentral Gyrus
Generic synonyms: Lobe



Definition of Frontal lobe

1. Noun. (anatomy) one of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain, located behind the forehead. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Frontal lobe

1. The frontal lobes are responsible for higher cognitive thought processes. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frontal Lobe

frontal artery
frontal belly of occipitofrontalis muscle
frontal bone
frontal border
frontal border of parietal bone
frontal border of sphenoid bone
frontal branch of superficial temporal artery
frontal cortex
frontal crest
frontal eminence
frontal fontanel
frontal foramen
frontal grooves
frontal gyrus
frontal horn
frontal lobe (current term)
frontal lobe epilepsy
frontal lobe of cerebrum
frontal lobes
frontal lobotomy
frontal margin
frontal nerve
frontal notch
frontal part of corpus callosum
frontal plane
frontal plate
frontal pole
frontal pole of cerebrum
frontal process of maxilla
frontal process of zygomatic bone

Literary usage of Frontal lobe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The frontal lobe.—On its external surface the frontal lobe presents three sulci, which divide it into four convolutions (Fig. 346). ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"... thus : the anterior division will be Called the frontal lobe ; the superior, the parietal lobe ; the posterior, the occipital lobe ; and the inferior, ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"THE frontal lobe,—The fissure of Rolando, passing obliquely downwards from the upper margin of the brain towards the Sylvian fissure, marks off the anterior ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"Psychical Troubles and frontal lobe Tumors.—Miiller discusses particularly the case reported by Welt, which is supposed to indicate that disturbances of ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1885)
"The fissure of Rolando separates the frontal lobe, F, from the rest of the brain. ... In the frontal lobe there are two of these convolutions (F 3), ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"The right frontal lobe was fluctuating and its convolutions flattened. ... In the right frontal lobe a cavity was found as large as a pigeon's egg, ..."

7. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"The fissure of Rolando separates the frontal lobe, F, from tie rest of the brain. ... In the frontal lobe there are two of these convolutions (F 3), ..."

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