Cortex

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Cortex or cortical may refer to:

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Anatomy[edit]

  • Cortex (anatomy), the outermost or superficial layer of an organ
  • Cortex (hair), the middle layer of a strand of hair
  • Adrenal cortex, the portion of the adrenal gland that produces cortisol and aldosterone
  • Cell cortex, the region proximal to the cell surface, i.e. directly underneath the cell membrane
  • Renal cortex, the outer portion of the kidney
  • Cerebellar cortex, the outer layer of the vertebrate cerebellum
  • Cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the vertebrate cerebrum, part of which is the forebrain
    • Motor cortex, the regions of the cerebral cortex involved in voluntary motor functions
    • Prefrontal cortex, the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain
    • Visual cortex, regions of the cerebral cortex involved in visual functions

Other sciences[edit]

  • Cortex (archaeology), the outer layer of rock formed on the exterior of raw materials by chemical and mechanical weathering processes
  • Cortex (botany), the outer portion of the stem or root of a plant

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