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Normal and Abnormal Development of the Brain

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The gestational period is exceptionally hazardous, having a particularly high mortality rate during the first trimester. Morbidity is also high, with an incidence of developmental abnormalities approaching five percent of all live births (Niswander & Gordon, 1972). The central nervous system is especially vulnerable (Leck, Record, McKeown, & Edwards, 1968; Creasy & Alberman, 1976). The severity of the public health problem posed by developmental disorders of the nervous system is underscored by the fact that in the United States alone over three percent or approximately six million individuals are affected (Moser & Wolf, 1971).

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Pyramidal Neuron Cresyl Violet Abnormal Development Cortical Plate Young Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, Southard Laboratory, Eunice Kennedy Shriver CenterHarvard Medical SchoolWalthamUSA

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