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Wernicke Area MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Wernicke Area
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Scope Note
Functional region comprising posterior part of the SUPERIOR TEMPORAL GYRUS in the dominant cerebral hemisphere (see CEREBRAL DOMINANCE) and often portions of the PARIETAL LOBE. Along with BROCA AREA it is important in SPEECH and LANGUAGE processes. A lesion in the area is associated with WERNICKE APHASIA and CONDUCTION APHASIA.
Entry Term(s)
Left Posterior Superior Temporal Gyrus
Posterior Superior Temporal Gyrus
Sensorisches Sprachzentrum
Wernicke's Area
See Also
Broca Area
Public MeSH Note
2015; see TEMPORAL LOBE 1982-2014
History Note
2015 (1982); use TEMPORAL LOBE 1982-2014
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Wernicke Area Preferred
Left Posterior Superior Temporal Gyrus Narrower
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