parietal lobe
Acronym: PL
The term parietal lobe refers to one of six divisions of the cerebral cortex defined by dissection in the human ( Ono-1990 ) and the macaque ( Martin-2000 ). It is located between the frontal lobe, from which, it is separated by the central sulcus, and the occipital lobe from which it is separated by an oblique plane through the parieto-occipital sulcus on the dorsomedial margin of the hemisphere and the preoccipital notch on the ventromedial margin. On the medial surface it is bounded by the cingulate gyrus of the limbic lobe, from which it is separated by the cingulate sulcus. On the lateral surface it is bounded ventrally by the temporal lobe, from which it is separated partially by the terminal descending limb of the lateral fissure with a horizontal extension to the occipital lobe boundary.
     Equivalent structures are not found in the smooth cerebral cortex of the rat or mouse ( NeuroNames ).

Also known as: parietal cortex, parietal region, Lobus parietalisNeuroNames ID : 95


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