NEURAL TUBE

are formed when folds or ridges of the neural plate curl over and fuse together. The cavity, or space inside the tube, typically becomes the interconnected cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord. Neural tubes are only found during the early development of an embryo due to their very nature and requirements.

NEURAL TUBE: "The neural tube is an early development in the nervous system which eventually morphs into the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEURAL TUBE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neural-tube/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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