somatotopy

[ sō′mə-tŏtə-pē ]

n.

The correspondence of receptors in regions or parts of the body via respective nerve fibers to specific functional areas of the cerebral cortex.

Nearby words

  1. somatostatin,
  2. somatostatinoma,
  3. somatotherapy,
  4. somatotonia,
  5. somatotopagnosis,
  6. somatotroph,
  7. somatotrophin,
  8. somatotropic,
  9. somatotropin,
  10. somatotropin release-inhibiting factor

Related formsso•mat′o•topic (sə-măt′ə-tŏpĭk, sō′mə-tə-) adj.


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