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orbitofrontal cortex

Syllabification: or·bit·o·fron·tal cor·tex
Pronunciation: /ˌôrbidəˌfrən(t)l ˈkôrteks
 
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Definition of orbitofrontal cortex in English:

noun

Anatomy
The area of the cerebral cortex located at the base of the frontal lobes above the orbits (or eye sockets), involved especially in social and emotional behavior.
Example sentences
  • Disruption of the metabolism of the orbitofrontal cortex may contribute to compulsive drug intake in addicted individuals.
  • Without the presence of medial orbitofrontal cortex, we wouldn't have been predisposed to like babies.
  • The forebrain specifically the orbitofrontal cortex, which uses associative information to envision future outcomes can be significantly damaged by binge drinking.

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