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motor area

noun

Medical Definition of MOTOR AREA

:  any of various areas of cerebral cortex believed to be associated with the initiation, coordination, and transmission of motor impulses to lower centers; specifically :  a region immediately anterior to the central sulcus having an unusually thick zone of cortical gray matter and communicating with lower centers chiefly through the corticospinal tracts—see precentral gyrus

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July 06, 2015
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