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The Beating Heart

5 weeks, 6 days

Buy NowFrom The Biology of Prenatal Development.

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The beating heart is busy pumping blood and fills much of the chest. However, early lungs are growing quietly and inconspicuously on both sides of the chest.

Label Key:

  • 1. chest wall
  • 2. brain
  • 3. heart
  • 4. liver

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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The Beating Heart
The Beating Heart
Hand Plate and Vital Organs
Hand Plate and Vital Organs
Left Hand Plate and Wrist
Left Hand Plate and Wrist
Brain and Umbilical Cord
Brain and Umbilical Cord
Close-up of Head, Brain
Close-up of Head, Brain
Polygon-Shaped Right Hand
Polygon-Shaped Right Hand
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