Definition of premotor in English:

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premotor

Pronunciation: /priːˈməʊtə/

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to or denoting the anterior part of the motor cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is concerned with coordinating voluntary movement.
Example sentences
  • The premotor cortex and other brain regions associated with motor representations also became more active.
  • I suggest that the questions become less puzzling when you consider Giaccamo Rizzollati's recent discovery of ‘mirror neurons’ in the ventral premotor area of monkeys.
  • In humans, premotor areas seem to be linked to the diaphragm or at least to the act of inspiration.

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