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The frontal gyrus is the gyrus of the frontal lobe in the brain. It is described as having four regions that are also termed gyri. Looking at the frontal gyrus from the Sylvian fissure upward, these regions are the inferior frontal gyrus, the middle frontal gyrus, the superior frontal gyrus, and then within the hemispheric fissure, the medial frontal gyrus. The inferior frontal gyrus includes Broca's area.[1]

Frontal gyrus
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Details
Part ofFrontal lobe
PartsInferior, Medial, Middle and Superior
Identifiers
Latingyrus frontalis
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Contents

Regions/GyriEdit

MedialEdit

SuperiorEdit

MiddleEdit

InferiorEdit

This section includes Broca's area.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boisgueheneuc, F. d.; Levy, R.; Volle, E.; Seassau, M.; Duffau, H.; Kinkingnehun, S.; Samson, Y.; Zhang, S.; Dubois, B. (2006-12-01). "Functions of the left superior frontal gyrus in humans: a lesion study". Brain. 129 (12): 3315–3328. doi:10.1093/brain/awl244. ISSN 0006-8950.
  2. ^ Grodzinsky, Yosef; Amunts, Katrin (2006-04-20). Broca's Region. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198039525.