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Heart in Slow Motion

4 weeks, 4 days


Note:

This video sequence demonstrates the heart's contraction-relaxation cycle. The portion of the cardiac cycle marked by relaxation of the ventricles is called diastole. The portion of the cardiac cycle marked by contraction of the ventricles is called systole.

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  • 1. midbrain
  • 2. hindbrain
  • 3. forebrain
  • 4. 1st pharyngeal arch (mandibular process)
  • 5. right edge of mouth (stomodeum)
  • 6. umbilical cord in the background
  • 7. abdominal wall
  • 8. liver
  • 9. heart chambers (outlined in yellow)
Buy NowFrom The Biology of Prenatal Development. All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
Heart in Slow Motion
Heart in Slow Motion
Surrounded by the Amnion
Surrounded by the Amnion
The Early Brain and Face
The Early Brain and Face
Amnion
Amnion
Heart and Liver
Heart and Liver
Head and Neck
Head and Neck
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