dominant hemisphere


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dominant hemisphere

[′däm·ə·nənt ′hem·ə‚sfir]
(physiology)
The cerebral hemisphere which controls certain motor activities; usually the left hemisphere in right-handed individuals.
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Early surgery in young children may also improve chances of the transfer of neurologic function to the good hemisphere, especially when speech is at stake because of involvement of the dominant hemisphere.
The cortical regulation, however, seems to be situated in the dominant hemisphere, as a unilateral lesion can lead to abnormal laryngeal function.
Some research indicates that when the brain is insulted in the right, or nondominant, hemisphere with preservation of the dominant hemisphere, denial, or lack of awareness, is a resulting syndrome.