Definition of Wernicke's area

1. Noun. The auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people.

Exact synonyms: Wernicke's Center
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Nerve Center, Nerve Centre
Group relationships: Language Area, Language Zone

Definition of Wernicke's area

1. Noun. The posterior section of the superior temporal gyrus in the dominant cerebral hemisphere, one of two parts of the cerebral cortex linked with speech (the other being Broca's area). ¹

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Medical Definition of Wernicke's area

1. The region of the cerebral cortex thought to be essential for understanding and formulating coherent, propositional speech; it encompasses a large region of the parietal and temporal lobes near the lateral sulcus of the left cerebral hemisphere; corresponding approximately to Brodmann's areas 40, 39, and 22. Synonym: sensory speech centre, Wernicke's area, Wernicke's field, Wernicke's region, Wernicke's zone. (05 Mar 2000)

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Wermer's syndrome
Wernekinck's commissure
Wernekinck's decussation
Werner's syndrome
Werner's test
Werner Karl Heisenberg
Werner complex
Werner complexes
Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun
Wernher von Braun
Wernicke's aphasia
Wernicke's area
Wernicke's center
Wernicke's centre
Wernicke's disease
Wernicke's encephalopathy
Wernicke's field
Wernicke's radiation
Wernicke's reaction
Wernicke's region
Wernicke's sign
Wernicke's syndrome
Wernicke's zone
Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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