entorhinal area
Acronym: ENT
The term entorhinal area refers to a subdivision of the cerebral cortex defined on the basis of topology and internal structure in the human ( Mai-1997 ), macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and mouse ( Dong-2004 ). In primates it is located in the anterior parahippocampal gyrus of the limbic lobe where it is partially bounded ventrolaterally by the collateral sulcus in the human and by the rhinal sulcus in the macaque. Rostrally it is superficiall to the amygdala. It is dorsomedially and caudally adjacent to the hippocampal formation. Ventrolaterally it is bounded the ectorhinal area. In the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and mouse ( Franklin-2008 ) it is located ventrally at the posterior pole of the cerebral cortex.
      . The entorhinal area is subdivided on the basis of internal structure into eight parts in the human ( Insausti-2004 ) and seven parts in the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ). In the rat and the mouse it is divided into a lateral part of the entorhinal area and a medial part of the entorhinal area; the latter is further divided into dorsal and ventral zones to produce three subdivisions in the rat ( Swanson-2004 ); The mouse has just two. It's medial part is not divisible into zones ( Hof-2000 ). (Updated 26 May 2024).

Also known as: entorhinal cortex, secondary olfactory cortex, Area entorhinalis, Cortex entorhinalisNeuroNames ID : 168

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