An overview of developmental Events, Processes and Abnormalities.
The First and second week..
The Embryonic Period- The Early Embryonic Period.
The Late Embryonic Period.
The Fetal period.
Cell Adhesion and cell Migration.
Early Embryonic development and the placenta:
Ovary, Ova, and Follicle development.
The Menstrual cycle and Pregnancy.
The second week: Implantation and Extraembryonic Membrane Formation.
The third week: Gastrulation.
Events related to Gastrulation.
The fourth week: Folding of the Gastrula.
The vertebrate body plan.
Formation of the placenta.
Summary of Ectodermal Derivatives.
Summary od Endodermal Derivatives.
Summary of Mesodermal Derivatives.
The Nervous System:
Formation of the Neural Plate.
Neural Tube and Neural Crest.
Development of the Spinal cord layers.
Development of Spinal Cord- Alar and Basal Plates.
Peripheral Nervous system- Somatis versus Splanchnic Nerves.
Development of the brain- Early brain development.
Further development of Forebrain, Midbrain, and Hindbrain.
Development of major brain structures.
Development on Motor Nuclei in the Brainstem.
Segmentation of the Hindbrain.
Development of the Pituitary Gland.
Development of the Ventricles.