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1. Of, relating to, or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe.
2. Situated anterior to the frontal bone.


(Anatomy) situated in, involving, or relating to the foremost part of the frontal lobe of the brain


(priˈfrʌn tl)

Anat. anterior to, situated in, or pertaining to the anterior part of a frontal structure.
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Adj.1.prefrontal - anterior to a frontal structure; "a prefrontal bone"; "prefrontal lobes"
anterior - of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body


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A region at the front of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex is known to play a key role in controlling our actions and has more recently been shown to play a similarly important role in stopping our thoughts.
Most studies have found that levels of glutamate in schizophrenia increase in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (including the anterior cingulate cortex), however, there were no significant differences in other brain regions such as the parietal-occipital lobe, temporal lobe, hippocampus, and thalamus found, when compared with to those without schizophrenia.
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The rise and fall of working memory capacity over a lifespan is thought to be related to the normal development and degradation of the prefrontal cortex in the brain, an area responsible for (http://www.
Our objective was to examine prefrontal cortical functioning (PCF) and empathic abilities in patients with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE).
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