Definition of Cerebral cortex

1. Noun. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.




Definition of Cerebral cortex

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) The grey, folded, outermost layer of the cerebrum that is responsible for higher brain processes such as sensation, voluntary muscle movement, thought, reasoning, and memory. ¹

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Medical Definition of Cerebral cortex

1. The outer portion of the brain, consisting of layersof nerve cells and the pathways that connect them. The cerebralcortex is the part of the brain in which thought processes take place.In Alzheimer's disease, nerve cells in the cerebral cortex die. (22 May 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerebral Cortex

cerebral aneurysm
cerebral angiography
cerebral anoxia
cerebral anthrax
cerebral aqueduct
cerebral aqueducts
cerebral arterial circle
cerebral arteries
cerebral arteriography
cerebral arteriovenous malformations
cerebral artery
cerebral calculus
cerebral cladosporiosis
cerebral compression
cerebral contusion
cerebral cortex (current term)
cerebral cortexes
cerebral cortices
cerebral death
cerebral decompression
cerebral decortication
cerebral dominance
cerebral dysplasia
cerebral edema
cerebral edemas
cerebral embolism and thrombosis
cerebral fissures
cerebral flexure
cerebral gigantism
cerebral haematoma

Literary usage of Cerebral cortex

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

1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE CORTEX AND MEDULLARY CENTER OF THE CEREBRAL HEMISPHERE THE cerebral cortex forms a convoluted gray lamina, covering the cerebral ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"Observations on the Physiology of the cerebral cortex of the Anthropoid Apes. ... cerebral cortex ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1903)
"The following contribution to the study of the cerebral cortex in the normal human brain as compared to that in dementia ..."

4. Principles of Physiological Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1904)
"If, now, there are portions of the cerebral cortex whose elements stand in no ... Structure of the cerebral cortex The investigation of the fibre systems by ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"cerebral cortex OF NEWBORN ANIMALS. DR. JOSEF PARETH attempts to decide the question whether the central cortex only becomes capable of excitation ten days ..."

6. An Introduction to Neurology by Charles Judson Herrick (1922)
"243) on the fact that the cerebral cortex appeared later in vertebrate evolution ... 123), while the cerebral cortex and those parts of the brain stem which ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"The following contribution to the study of the cerebral cortex in the normal human brain as compared to that in dementia ..."

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