Definition of cerebrum in English:
noun (plural cerebra ˈsɛrɪbrə)Anatomy
The principal and most anterior part of the brain in vertebrates, located in the front area of the skull and consisting of two hemispheres, left and right, separated by a fissure. It is responsible for the integration of complex sensory and neural functions and the initiation and coordination of voluntary activity in the body.
- These changes were observed in a multifocal distribution involving the white matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord.
- The outer layer of the cerebrum, called the cerebral cortex, is responsible for most higher brain functions such as thought, reasoning, memory, and voluntary muscle movement.
- The cerebrum, pons, and medulla were hypoplastic.
Early 17th century: from Latin, 'brain'.
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Definition of cerebrum in:
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