Neural Tube Defects

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Neural Tube Defects

(1) Anencephaly: - Anterior end not closes

-Lack of brain development = improper bone and skin development over the head

(2) Spina bifida: -Posterior end does not close

-Improper spinal cord development in lumbar region

-Vertebrae from incomplete support over spinal cord to complete paraylsis of the legs and exposed spinal cord

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