medial prefrontal cortex
Acronym: MPFC
The term medial prefrontal cortex refers to one of four cytoarchitecturally defined substructures of prefrontal cortex in the human. It is agranular cortex located in the anterior cingulate gyrus and the subcallosal area on the medial surface of the frontal lobe. It includes area 24a, area 24b, area 25, area 32ac and area 32pl in the human ( Ongur-2003 ). The other parts are the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, and orbital prefrontal cortex. The equivalent structure in the macaque includes all three divisions of area 24 (macaque), area 25 (macaque) and area 32 (macaque) ( Carmichael-1994 ). For possible equivalents in the rat, see orbital areas (rodent).

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