Cerebral hemispheres

Cerebral hemispheres
: The two halves of the cerebrum, the largest part of the brain.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cerebral hemispheres — Hemisphere Hem i*sphere, n. [L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ?; ? half = ? sphere: cf. F. h[ e]misph[ e]re. See {Hemi }, and {Sphere}.] 1. A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poles of cerebral hemispheres — Brain: Poles of cerebral hemispheres Human brain lateral view (9=Polus frontalis, 10=Polus occipitalis, 11=Polus temporalis) …   Wikipedia

  • Cerebral atrophy — Cerebral degeneration Classification and external resources ICD 9 331.9 Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means loss of cells. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of… …   Wikipedia

  • cerebral dominance — n dominance in development and functioning of one of the cerebral hemispheres * * * the dominance of one cerebral hemisphere over the other in cerebral functions, demonstrated by laterality in voluntary motor acts …   Medical dictionary

  • cerebral vein — n any of various veins that drain the surface and inner tissues of the cerebral hemispheres see GALEN S VEIN, GREAT CEREBRAL VEIN …   Medical dictionary

  • cerebral peduncle — n either of two large bundles of nerve fibers passing from the pons forward and outward to form the main connection between the cerebral hemispheres and the spinal cord * * * pedunculus cerebri …   Medical dictionary

  • Cerebral hemisphere — Brain: Cerebral hemisphere The human brain as viewed from above, showing the cerebral hemis. The anterior aspect (front) of the brain is to the right. Latin Hemisphaerium cerebri Code TA …   Wikipedia

  • Cerebral cortex — For other uses, see Cortex (disambiguation). Brain: Cerebral cortex The cerebral cortex is the outer layer depicted in dark violet …   Wikipedia

  • cerebral cortex — noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑cerebral mantle, ↑pallium, ↑cortex • Derivationally related forms: ↑cortical (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerebral vein — noun any of several veins serving the cerebral hemispheres of the brain • Syn: ↑vena cerebri • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑anterior cerebral vein, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.