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Let’s start our USMLE Review with Anatomy from the Gold Standard USMLE Step 1 Audio Review program.
Play USMLE Audio MP3 25 03 Embryology Below
Begin 25 03 Embryology Transcription
Student doctor, please pause and summarize the embryologic development of the nervous system.
The neural tube begins development during the third week of embryonic development.
The neural tube will give rise to the central nervous system:
- the brain and the spinal cord.
During the fourth week the neural tube divides into three primary brain vesicles:
- the prosencephalon, the mesencephalon, and the rhombencephalon. During the fifth week the five secondary brain vesicles are formed.
The mesencephalon stays itself, but the prosencephalon gives rise to the telencephalon and the diencephalon.
The rhombencephalon will give rise to the metencephalon and the myelencephalon
The secondary brain vesicles give rise to various adult derivatives.
The walls of the telencephalon give rise to the cerebral hemispheres, while the cavity of the telencephalon gives rise to the lateral vesicles.
The walls of the diencephalon give rise to the thalamus, hypothalamus, epithalamus, and subthalamus, while the cavity of the diencephalon gives rise to the third ventricle.
The walls of the mesencephalon give rise to the midbrain, while the cavity of the mesencephalon gives rise to the cerebral aqueduct.
The walls of the metencephalon give rise to the pons and the cerebellum, while the cavity of the metencephalon gives rise to the superior part of the fourth vesicle.
The walls of the myelencephalon give rise to the medulla oblongata, while the cavity of the myelencephalon gives rise to the inferior part of the fourth ventricle.
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