The Development of the Tongue

The tongue is the sensory organ for taste. The development of the tongue occurs between 4th and 8th week of the embryonic period of life. The first four pharyngeal arches c... read more

Lactation and Breastfeeding

Human breast milk is the primary source of nutrition for the newborn, which can solely fulfill the nutrient requirements up to six months of age. When a woman conceives, se... read more

Musculoskeletal System Development

This article aims to provide an overview of the development of the musculoskeletal system, including the processes of somite formation, limb forming and limb outgrowth, gen... read more

Development of the Heart

The cardiovascular system is the first functional system of the embryo. The deployment starts in the third week. Not infrequently, there are congenital malformations of the... read more

Trilaminar Germ Disk

From the trilaminar germ disk, cells join up to form organ systems and to differentiate further. Early on, precursor structures of the central nervous system already develo... read more

Development of the Branchial Arches

For many students, embryology belongs to the more unpleasant topics of preclinical studies. Nonetheless, the knowledge around the branchial arches (Latin: arcus branchiales... read more



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