prosencephalon


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pros·en·ceph·a·lon

 (prŏs′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏn′)
n.
The forebrain.

pros′en·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.
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prosencephalon

(ˌprɒsɛnˈsɛfəlɒn)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) the part of the brain that develops from the anterior portion of the neural tube. Nontechnical name: forebrain Compare mesencephalon, rhombencephalon
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek prosō forward + enkephalos brain]
prosencephalic adj
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pros•en•ceph•a•lon

(ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən)

n., pl. -lons, -la (-lə).
the forebrain.
[1840–50; < Greek pros- to, toward + enképhalon encephalon]
pros`en•ce•phal′ic (-səˈfæl ɪk) adj.
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prosencephalon

the forebrain. — prosencephalies, adj.
See also: Brain
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brainprosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
cerebral peduncle, peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
corpus callosum - a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispheres
telencephalon - the anterior division of the forebrain; the cerebrum and related parts of the hypothalamus
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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Translations

pros·en·ceph·a·lon

, proencephalon
n. prosencéfalo, porción anterior de la vesícula cerebral de la que se desarrollan el diencéfalo y el telencéfalo.
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The cranial flexure which is ventral and occurs at the level of midbrain (mesencephalon) separating it from the most fore part of brain (prosencephalon) is known as cephalic flexure.
Holoprosencephaly (HPE), one of the most common developmental anomalies of the brain, is a clinical presentation resulting from the failure of the prosencephalon to develop into two hemispheres in the early stages of embryogenesis (1).
In relation to the prosencephalon, immunohistochemical studies have shown that serotonergic neurons arising in the dorsal raphe nuclei are projected via the medial forebrain bundle to the striatum and cortex (85).
* Prosencephalon disease, which is damage to the forebrain and thalamus, the part of the brain responsible for transmitting sensory impulses.
* Prosencephalon disease, in which the forebrain and thalamus--the part of the brain responsible for transmitting sensory impulses--are affected