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 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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