dorsal secondary motor cortex
The term dorsal secondary motor cortex refers to one of three areas of secondary motor cortex defined on the basis of internal structure, connections and function in the human and the macaque ( Matelli-2004 ). In both species it is located in the rostral part of the precentral gyrus and caudal part of the superior frontal gyrus, In both species it is also associated with the superior part of area 6a of Vogts and subdivided into the caudal part of dorsal secondary motor cortex and rostral part of dorsal secondary motor cortex. The other components of secondary motor cortex are the ventral secondary motor cortex and the mesial secondary motor cortex.

Also known as: area PMD, dorsal premotor cortex, superior area 6NeuroNames ID : 3164

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