anterior paracentral gyrus

anterior paracentral gyrus

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the anterior portion of the paracentral lobule; the medial continuation of the primary somatomotor cortex (precentral gyrus) in which the thigh, leg, and foot are represented.
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4), located in the precentral gyrus and anterior paracentral gyrus. Precentral gyrus (located immediately to the central sulcus), covers much of the primary somatomotor cortex and anterior paracentral gyrus covers the medial continuity of primary somatomotor cortex, both being involved in motor control, because they contain neurons (giant pyramidal neurons-of Betz's belonging to layer V) involved in muscle control.

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