postcentral

post·cen·tral

(pōst-sen'trăl),
Referring to the cerebral convolution forming the posterior bank of the central sulcus: the postcentral gyrus.

postcentral

/post·cen·tral/ (-sen´tral) posterior to a center, as the postcentral gyrus.

postcentral

(pōst-sĕn′trăl) [″ + Gr. kentron, center]
1. Situated or happening behind a center.
2. Located behind the fissure of Rolando.
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Relative to comparison subjects, individuals exposed to childhood maltreatment exhibited significantly smaller grey matter volumes: in the right orbitofrontal/superior temporal gyrus extending to the amygdala, insula, and parahippocampal and middle temporal gyri and in the left inferior frontal and postcentral gyri.
A brain imaging study found that the areas of the brain most vulnerable to the toxic effects of mercury are the calcarine region, pre- and postcentral gyri, and the temporal transverse gyrus (Taber & Hurley, 2008).
Damage to other areas that project to the brain stem or interact with motor cortex, including motor neurons in the postcentral gyrus, the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, and the cingulate motor area, or to their white matter projections may contribute to paresis, but in ways as yet not well defined.
The fibers of the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts arise from the sensorimotor cortex around the central sulcus; about 55% originate in the frontal lobe (areas 4 and 6), and about 35% arise from areas 3, 1, and 2 of the postcentral gyrus of the parietal lobe.
Results showed that the area of the postcentral gyrus cortex representing the face was about a quarter thicker in the high-frequency group, compared with the low-frequency group.
There was continuous epileptiform discharge persisting at the most inferior precentral and postcentral gyrus, and this area was emptied.
the calcarine, postcentral, precentral, and temporal transverse cortices and deep structures of the cerebellar hemispheres of the brain), along with lesions of peripheral sensory nerve fibers (Takeuchi and Eto 1999).
In most obese subjects, food is more palatable and enjoyable through its effects on the postcentral gyrus of the left and right parietal cortex (Wang et al.
1987, "Comparison of synaptic changes in the precentral and postcentral cerebral cortex of aging humans," a quantitative ultrastructural study.
Listening: Areas of activation were observed bilaterally in the superior parietal lobule (BA 7), the superior and middle temporal gyrus (BA22), the insula (BA13) and the postcentral gyrus (BA7) of the left hemisphere, in the superior temporal gyrus (BA42) of the right hemisphere.
In the latter function, it has a somatotopic representation of the fetus equivalent to the adult postcentral gyrus representation of the adult form.
The postcentral gyrus, an area dedicated to perception, changes most.