Carvell, PhD, PTUniversity
NEUROEMBRYOLOGY: NEURAL TUBE & NEURAL CREST
(Source: Smith and
Nervous System is one of the first systems to differentiate in the developing embryo. The neural plate forms at
about the 3rd week of gestation. The neural plate is derived from midline
ectoderm (neurectoderm). Neural tube closure defects result in spina bifida or
anencephaly at this early stage of development.
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