Definition of Frontal lobe
1. Noun. That part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead.
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
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Medical Definition of Frontal lobe
1. The frontal lobes are responsible for higher cognitive thought processes. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Frontal lobe
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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), ..."