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Occipital lobe is the posterior (caudal) section of the cerebral cortex; division of the cerebral cortex located at the back of the head that is involved in the processing of visual information. Occipital Lobe processes visual information and passes its conclusions to the parietal and temporal lobes. It is lobe at the back of the cortex that is the site of the cortical receiving area for vision. One of the four (4) cortical lobes, primarily dedicated to visual processing. Occipital lobe is associated with visual processing, the primary motor cortex, which specializes in the planning, control , and execution of movement, particularly of movement involving any kind of delayed response

Occipital notch is sulci within the medial occipital lobe.

Occlusion is the depth cue in which one object hides or partially hides another object from view, causing the hidden object to be perceived as being farther away.

Occlusions are blockages in blood vessels caused by clots. The vessels serving particular areas of the brain may become occluded, resulting in one type of "stroke."

Occupational crime refers to any act punishable by law which is committed through opportunity created in the course of an occupation that is legal.

Occupational Disease is defined as an illness resulting from long-term employment in a particular type of work, such as those employees exposed to asbestos, who later develop cancer.

Occupational hazard refers to the degree or any unusual degreeof risk inherent in an insured person’s occupation (or in the occupations of an insured group).

Occupational Health Services refer to health services that is concerned with the mental, physical and social well-being of an individual in relation to their working environment. The term applies to more than the safety of the workplace and includes job satisfaction and health.

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