frontal pole
Acronym: frp
The term frontal pole refers to the rostral tip of the cerebral cortex. It is a superficial feature found in the human ( Carpenter-1983 ), macaque ( Martin-2000 ), rat ( Swanson-2004 ), and mouse ( Hof-2000 ). In the rat and mouse it refers to the tip of the portion of cerebral cortex that terminates dorsal to the main olfactory bulb, which, in rodents, extends rostrally a few millimeters further. Some authors use the term in reference to a subdivision of the cerebral cortex at its rostral extreme ( see frontopolar area ).

Also known as: Polus frontalisNeuroNames ID : 57

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