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Medical Term:

superior parietal lobule


Definition: the area of the convex surface of the parietal lobe of the cerebrum lying between the longitudinal cerebral fissure and the interparietal sulcus caudal to the postcentral gyrus; it is continuous with the precuneus on the medial aspect of the hemisphere.

Synonym(s): lobulus parietalis superiorTA, superior parietal gyrus

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