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The adjective subcortical ( English subcortical ) literally means 'under the cortex' ( Latin cortex 'cortex' ). It is used in medicine with reference to the cerebral cortex (Latin cortex cerebri ) and describes brain regions below the cerebral cortex, i.e. regions in the medullary camp or in the brain stem , as well as structures in these brain regions.

In addition, subcortical phenomena are referred to as being associated with or affecting the subcortical regions of the brain, for example subcortical dementias or subcortical lesions .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Pschyrembel: Clinical Dictionary . 258th edition, De Gruyter, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-11-014824-2 , p. 1524.