Prosencephalon

Prosencephalon or forebrain is one of the primary divisions of neural tube

Later the forebrain further separates into the telencephalon (cerebrum) and diencephalon (thalamus and related structures).

At about 8 weeks of intra-uterine life, the prosencephalon splits into two, which then forms the two cerebral hemispheres. Failure of this splitting results in holoprosencephaly. 


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rID: 25203
Section: Anatomy
Tags: anatomy, refs
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