fetal stage

fetal stage

(in embryology) the interval from the end of the embryonic stage, at the end of the seventh or eighth week of gestation, to birth, 38 to 42 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period.
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Autoimmune-mediated damage is initiated at the fetal stage but may sustain postnatally.
There's a whole field now of neurogastronomy showing that a person's taste in food starts early, even in the fetal stage, and then extending into the first year of life.
In the fetal stage, this protein is produced in the liver; it is secreted by the kidneys in adulthood.
The fetal stage is crucial for skeletal muscle development because there is no net increase in muscle fiber numbers after birth (Sticland, 1978; Zhu et al.
This team discovered that previous attempts to create fully functional beta cells in the lab had not been moving those cells out of the fetal stage - that is, they had the ability to create insulin, but were not using that ability in response to environmental glucose levels, which is the whole point.
Their results show that both male and female offspring exposed to testosterone in a late fetal stage display a higher degree of anxiety-like behaviour as adults than individuals born under normal circumstances.
The microdomains, interspersed within the fibrocartilage of the meniscus, were present at the fetal stage in cow samples and grew larger in size, but not number, as the age of the animal increased.
As to whether there is life, let's look at the fetal stage (ninth week until birth): The brain and spine form and the sex organs begin to differentiate.
Noah explained that the teratoma is formed during the fetal stage of development, and is often discovered at a much earlier stage, but in this case it was in the abdominal cavity where its expansion covered up the tumor presence.
It is common knowledge that the brain controls the actions of the human body and develops from the fetal stage to maturity according to the DNA with which we are endowed, in the same way as does the rest of our physiology.
A significant portion of neurodevelopment starts during the fetal stage and continues on into early childhood (Benton, 2010).
Researchers in Sweden have shown that it is possible to reprogram mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells, without passing through the stem cell stage, by activating three genes in the skin cells that are active in the formation of brain cells at the fetal stage.