Minireview: summary of the initial development of the human nervous system

Teratology. 1999 Jul;60(1):39-41. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9926(199907)60:1<39::AID-TERA11>3.0.CO;2-I.


Ten points concerning the early development of the human nervous system and that are rarely appreciated in the literature are summarized. Opportune and discriminative comments on prenatal age are included, and a scheme illustrating the 10 points is provided.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / embryology*
  • Central Nervous System / embryology*
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Neural Crest / embryology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First