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Chapter-014 Embryology: Brain and Spinal Cord

BOOK TITLE: Ramamurthi and Tandon’s Textbook of Neurosurgery (3 Volumes)

Author
1. N Muthukumar
ISBN
9789350250723
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10307_14
Edition
3/e
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract

This chapter has well written text and 12 well illustrated diagrams showing development of brain and spinal cord. Embryological basis of developmental defects of brain and spinal cord are explained well with suitable diagrams. Molecular basis of development of brain and spinal cord are comprehensively described. Different genes and their site of action during development of brain and spinal cord are presented in a table. A table is added to summarise derivatives of neural crest. 12 references are given for further reading at the end of the chapter.

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