Neural Tube

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neural tube

[′nu̇r·əl ′tüb]
The embryonic tube that differentiates into brain and spinal cord.

Neural Tube


the rudiment of the central nervous system in chordate animals and man. The neural tube is formed from the neural plate during neurulation.

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94-ng/mL increase in serum folate concentrations and that translates into reduced risk of defects, at least in terms of neural tube defects (Lancet.
Women planning for pregnancy should take at least 400 meg daily if they are low risk and 4,000 meg daily if they have had a child with a neural tube defect or if they take medication for epilepsy," Wilson advises.
Neural tube defects and folic acid-a South African perspective.
About three percent of the cases diagnosed with neural tube defects end up in spontaneous abortion, commonly known as miscarriage.
She said cases of spina bifida and other neural tube defects seem to have come down, but are still much higher in Wales and England than the rest of Europe.
Women's compliance with current folic acid recommendations and achievement of optimal vitamin status for preventing neural tube defects.
De Wals et al (2007) looked at the effect of folic acid fortification on the rate of neural tube defects from data reported from seven Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland).
In those years many of us were hard put to explain the high incidence of myelodysplasia or neural tube defects among our children, an incidence secondary only to that in Wales.
The risk of a neural tube defect in a baby born to a mother who took valproate or one of the two related products during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is 1 in 20, compared with the U.
Five years later, doctors in Falluja are recording an unusual number of babies with congenital heart disease and neural tube defects, the latter involving abnormal spinal cord or brain development, which can cause paralysis and death.
Folate helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.