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n. pl. breg·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull.

[Latin, top of the head, from Greek.]

breg·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.


n, pl -mata (-mətə)
(Anatomy) the point on the top of the skull where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet: in infants this corresponds to the anterior fontanelle
[C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head]


(ˈbrɛg mə)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
the place on the top of skull where the frontal bone and parietal bones join.
[1570–80; < Greek: front of the head]
breg•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) breg′mate (-meɪt) adj.
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Noun1.bregma - the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the cranium
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
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The first two sides ran from the point Lambda to the point Bregma, and from the latter to that where the coronal suture first touched the sphenoid bone (Pterion).
A] and after cleaning the point target on the surface of the skull and determining the Bregma and Lambda areas, by using Atlas (Paxinos Atlas) as the reference coordinates of the mPFC area (AP =3.
Based on bregma for stereotaxic surgery (21), the rats were first anesthetized with an intraperitoneal combination of ketamine (50 mg/kg) and xylazine (10 mg/kg) and then their heads were fixed in a stereotaxic apparatus.
2 [micro]l/min) was injected into the hippocampus CA1 region of rats according to the atlas of Paxinos and Watson (1986) in which bregma is A-3.
2 mm from bregma and dura, Paxinos and Watson, 1986).
In brief, two recording tetrodes were implanted in the MDT of thalamus (with bregma as the reference, anteroposterior (AP), -1.
The general location for injection is 1 mm anterior to bregma and 1 mm lateral to the sagittal suture on the right side.
The bregma separating the frontal from the parietal behind the horn cores is well represented.
El punto Rolandico superior corresponde al sitio donde el surco central se encuentra con la fisura interhemisferica y se situa en la superficie craneal a 5 centimetros posterior al Bregma.