middle frontal gyrus

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to middle frontal gyrus: precentral gyrus, Middle temporal gyrus

mid·dle fron·tal gy·rus

a convolution on the convexity of each frontal lobe of the cerebrum running in an anteroposterior direction between the superior and inferior frontal sulci.

middle frontal gyrus

The middle of the three major longitudinal gyri of the lateral surface of the frontal lobe of each cerebral hemisphere; it is part of the prefrontal cortex.
See also: gyrus
References in periodicals archive ?
The noxious thermal stimulus induced greater activation than the pain video in the medial orbitofrontal cortex, a region implicated in the perception of reinforcing stimuli and the experience of emotion, and also in the middle frontal gyrus, a region immplicated in the cognitive interpretation and reappraisal of emotional stimuli.

Full browser ?