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Left Hand and Vital Organs

6 weeks, 6 days

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Note:

The process of progressive notching between digital rays, which allows the individual digits to emerge, is accomplished through the planned death of the cells in this region. This process of programmed cell death is called apoptosis.

Label Key:

  • 1. forehead
  • 2. nasal prominence
  • 3. heart
  • 4. liver
  • 5. marginal vein
  • 6. notching
  • 7. left eye
  • 8. left wrist
  • 9. left hand
  • 10. digital rays

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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Left Hand and Vital Organs
Left Hand and Vital Organs
The Beating Heart and Liver
The Beating Heart and Liver
Close-up of the Left Eye
Close-up of the Left Eye
Back of the Right Hand
Back of the Right Hand
Right Lower Limb
Right Lower Limb
The Umbilical Cord
The Umbilical Cord
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