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 ). It is located adjacent to the amygdala rostrally and adjacent to the hippocampal formation caudally.
     In primates it is found on the medial surface of the temporal lobe, partially bounded ventrolaterally by the collateral sulcus in the human and by the rhinal sulcus in the macaque. It 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 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 rodent ( Swanson-2004 ).

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


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