Mesial temporal lobe

The mesial temporal lobe, also known as the medial temporal lobe, is, as the name suggests, located on the medial aspect of the temporal lobe and is distinct from the rest of the lobe, which is comprised of neocortex.

 The term encompasses five structures: 

  1. amygdala
  2. hippocampus
  3. uncus
  4. dentate gyrus
  5. parahippocampal gyrus
Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 10095
Section: Anatomy
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  • Medial temporal lobe

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