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neural tube

n.
A dorsal tubular structure in the vertebrate embryo that is formed by longitudinal folding of the neural plate and that differentiates into the brain and spinal cord.
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neural tube

n
(Anatomy) the structure in mammalian embryos that develops into the brain and spinal cord. Incomplete development results in neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, in a newborn baby
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neu′ral tube′



n.
a tube formed in the early embryo by the closure of ectodermal tissue and later developing into the spinal cord and brain.
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neural tube

Embryonic tissue that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord.
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Noun1.neural tube - a tube of ectodermal tissue in the embryo from which the brain and spinal cord develop
ectoblast, ectoderm, exoderm - the outer germ layer that develops into skin and nervous tissue
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Given that folic acid, a B vitamin, can prevent abnormalities in unborn babies such as spina bifida and hydrocephalus (neural tube defects, NTDs) I've always been an advocate of putting folic acid in flour as some women fail to take folic acid supplements during the first three months of pregnancy.
Usually, the neural tube forms early on in the development of a foetus, and closes by the 28th day after conception -- but for children with spina bifida, the neural tube can either fail to develop or close properly.
Summary: Washington D.C [U.S.A], Apr 10 (ANI): A new research has revealed how p53 gene plays a pivotal role in healthy neural tube development.
The neural tube starts to form in early pregnancy and closes about four weeks after conception.
class="MsoNormalThe study shows that the drug can affect a baby's spinal cord, brain, neural tube, and related structures.
Neural tube entails development of the spinal cord, the brain and the bone surrounding tissues that takes place within 28 days of conception (one month).
Nearly 90 countries are understood to have already taken this step - which supporters say could prevent up to 75% of neural tube defects - and pressure is building for Britain to also take action.
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are congenital birth defects that affects more than one in 500 babies in Australia.
CDC urges all reproductive-aged women to get 400 [micro]g of folic acid every day to help reduce the risk for serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord (spina bifida and other neural tube defects) (6).
A (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/low-levels-vitamin-b12-may-increase-risk-neural-tube-defects) 2009 study on the risks of vitamin B12 deficiency conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, Trinity College, Dublin, and Health Research Board of Ireland, found that women who do not get enough vitamin B12 during early pregnancy are five times more likely to face the risk of having a child with a neural tube defect, a class of birth defect, as compared to those women who have a higher intake and level of the vitamin in their bodies.
Among those defects, the frequency of nervous system defects has been calculated at 2.3 per 1000, and the prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs) is 0.9 per 1000 (years 2003-2007) [1].