postcentral sulcus
Acronym: pocs
The term postcentral sulcus refers to a superficial feature of the lateral surface of the parietal lobe identified by dissection. In the human it is located caudal and parallel to the central sulcus, it is continuous in about half of cases and discontinuous with 2 or 3 segments in half. Dorsally it separates the postcentral gyrus from the superior parietal lobule, ventrally from the supramarginal gyrus of the inferior parietal lobule ( Ono-1990 ).
     In the macaque it is a short sulcus located on the dorsolateral surface of the lobe, where it partially separates the postcentral gyrus from the superior parietal lobule ( Martin-2000 ).
     Equivalent features are not found in the smooth cerebral cortex of the rat or mouse ( NeuroNames ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 99


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