NEURAL TUBE DEFECT

is an umbrella term used to describe any congenital defects which are a result of a stunned or faulty development of the neural tube structure when the neural plate ridges overlap. Such defects can lead to mental retardation and serious physiological problems.

NEURAL TUBE DEFECT: "Neural tube defects can lead to serious motor and cognitive problems at a later age."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEURAL TUBE DEFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neural-tube-defect/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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