frontal lobe

noun

Definition of frontal lobe

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere

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Adults have fully formed brains, complete with mature frontal lobes, but adolescents do not. Jessica Lahey, Washington Post, "Fewer teens are drinking. But a group of pediatricians is begging parents to be vigilant.," 24 June 2019 After doctors appointments and trips to the emergency room, Palma went to see specialists at Mount Sinai Hospital who identified a lesion on her left frontal lobe, near a speech center. Lindsey Bever, Twin Cities, "Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.," 7 June 2019 After doctors appointments and trips to the emergency room, Palma went to see specialists at Mount Sinai Hospital who identified a lesion on her left frontal lobe, near a speech center. Lindsey Bever, Twin Cities, "Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.," 7 June 2019 After doctors appointments and trips to the emergency room, Palma went to see specialists at Mount Sinai Hospital who identified a lesion on her left frontal lobe, near a speech center. Lindsey Bever, Twin Cities, "Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.," 7 June 2019 After doctors appointments and trips to the emergency room, Palma went to see specialists at Mount Sinai Hospital who identified a lesion on her left frontal lobe, near a speech center. The Washington Post, oregonlive.com, "Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.," 6 June 2019 After doctors appointments and trips to the emergency room, Palma went to see specialists at Mount Sinai Hospital who identified a lesion on her left frontal lobe, near a speech center. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Doctors thought it was a tumor. It was much more gross.," 6 June 2019 Its drug candidates include treatments in clinical trials for frontotemporal dementia, caused by loss of neurons in the frontal lobes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Brian Gormley, WSJ, "Biotech Startup Alector Announces IPO Plans," 7 Jan. 2019 Add -- not fully formed frontal lobe, and alcohol, and then add 36 years to that, and obviously details can get muddied a little bit. Fox News, "Kavanaugh accused: Where does the burden of proof lie?," 19 Sep. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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frontal lobe

noun

Medical Definition of frontal lobe

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere having its lower part in the anterior fossa of the skull and bordered behind by the central sulcus

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