cerebral artery n.
An artery that is one of two terminal branches of the internal carotid artery, divided into two parts and supplying the branches to the thalamus and corpus striatum and to the cortex of the medial parts of the frontal and parietal lobes.
An artery that is one of two terminal branches of the internal carotid artery, divided into three parts and supplying the perforating branches to the internal capsule, thalamus, and corpus striatum, the insula and adjacent cortical areas, and a large part of the central cortical convexity.
An artery that is formed by a bifurcation of the basilar artery and is divided into three parts supplying part of the thalamus and hypothalamus, the thalamus, cerebral peduncles, and choroid plexuses of the lateral and third ventricles, and the cortex of the temporal and occipital lobes.
- Cerebral calculus
cerebral calculus n. See encephalolith.
the furrowed outer layer of gray matter in the cerebrum of the brain, associated with the higher brain functions, as voluntary movement, coordination of sensory information, learning and memory, and the expression of individuality. cerebral cortex The layer of gray matter in vertebrates that covers the cerebral hemispheres and is composed of folds of neurons […]
- Cerebral death
cerebral death n. See brain death.
- Cerebral decompression
cerebral decompression n. The relief of intracranial pressure by surgical removal of a piece of the cranium, usually in the subtemporal region, and incision of the dura mater.