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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“Motor area.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/motor%20area. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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