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Definition of Frontal lobe

Frontal lobe: The part of each hemisphere of the brain located behind the forehead that serves to regulate and mediate the higher intellectual functions. The frontal lobes are important for controlling thoughts, reasoning, and behaviors.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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