Development of the Nervous System

Development of the Nervous System
The Rx Bricks Podcast
The Rx Bricks Podcast
Development of the Nervous System
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Early in fetal development, the precursors of the major systems in the body are outlined. The three germ layers (endoderm, mesoderm, ectoderm) are formed during the third week of development. We’ll focus on the ectoderm, from which the entire nervous system (central and peripheral) forms.

But first, let’s back up to review the anatomy of the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) so that we know what the end products of their development are. The CNS comprises the brain and spinal cord; the PNS is composed of the 31 pairs of spinal and 12 pairs of cranial nerves and all the ganglia.

After listening to this AudioBrick, you should be able to:

  • List the derivatives of ectoderm.
  • Define neurulation and explain how it occurs, including closure and the dates of neuropore closure.
  • Describe the origin, migration, and fate of neural crest cells, particularly those that form the peripheral nervous system.
  • Explain how the neural tube is organized into three layers.
  • Describe how the spinal cord develops from the neural tube, and describe the contributions of each to these layers to the structure of the mature spinal cord, with emphasis on the alar and basal plates.
  • Describe the development of the brain, including the five brain vesicles, the brainstem, and the cerebral cortex.

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