somatotopic

somatotopic

 [so″mah-to-top´ik]
related to particular areas of the body; describing the organization of the motor area of the brain, specific regions of the cortex being responsible for the motor control of different areas of the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

so·ma·to·top·ic

(sō'mă-tō-top'ik),
Relating to somatotopy.
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so·ma·to·top·ic

(sō'mă-tō-top'ik)
Relating to somatotopy.
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One study has characterized separate somatotopic representation of the larynx in the human motor cortex10.
In contrast, there are also studies showing that activation of cortical motor areas that have somatotopic organization with action-related language does not follow somatotopic organization (6).
Fink et al., "Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: An fMRI study," European Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Dorsal horn neurons send noxious signals supraspinally to subcortical nuclei involved in the sensory-discriminatory aspects of pain perception, such as the thalamus, which, in turn, sends projections to cortical nuclei such as somatosensory cortex, informing the organism of the somatotopic origin of the noxious stimulus and pain intensity.
The array was centred on the central sulcus alternatively in two different positions corresponding to the cortical somatotopic representation of the upper limb and of the face.
Hammwek et al., "Somatotopic mapping of the human primary motor cortex with functional magnetic resonance imaging," Neurology, vol.
Zanette, "Abnormal somatotopic arrangement of sensorimotor interactions in dystonic patients," Brain, vol.
N9 notch is generated by the brachial plexus, and N13 by postganglionic fibers of the first sensory neuron, that is, posterior radix and/or dorsal column of the cervical spinal cord, while N20 originates in the primary sensory cortex of the contralateral parietal lobe, at the location of somatotopic representation of the hand.
Cutaneomotor integration in human hand motor areas: somatotopic effect and interaction of afferents.