Prenatal Human Development

  • Ronan O’Rahilly


The prenatal development of the human uterus will be presented here primarily from the viewpoint of morphology. It should be needless to stress, however, that other considerations—from the fields of biochemistry and endocrinology, for example—are also necessary for a proper understanding of uterine development. Moreover, a developmental account of the uterus necessitates that attention be given to the urinary system, because “the urinary and reproductive organs… form an inseparable whole in the adult organism” (Felix, 1912) as they do also in the embryo and fetus.


Vaginal Epithelium Broad Ligament Urogenital Sinus Mullerian Duct Squamocolumnar Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronan O’Rahilly
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Laboratories of EmbryologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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