Neurenteric canal

Neurenteric canal
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Surface view of embryo of Hylobates concolor.
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Carnegie stage6
Days15
Anatomical terminology

In the development of vertebrate animals, during the 6th Carnegie stage, the proximal part of the notochordal canal persists temporarily as the neurenteric canal (also known as the "axial canal"), which forms a transitory communication between the amniotic sac and the yolk sac cavities. The neurenteric canal is thought to play a role in the maintenance and adjustment of pressure between the amniotic sac and the yolk sac.[1] When the development of the notochord is complete, the neurenteric canal normally closes.

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 56 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Drew, Ulrich, Color Atlas of Embryology, p. 64, Thieme Press 1995, ISBN 9780865775442.



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