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Neural Tube Defects

"Neural Tube Defects" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Congenital malformations of the central nervous system and adjacent structures related to defective neural tube closure during the first trimester of pregnancy generally occurring between days 18-29 of gestation. Ectodermal and mesodermal malformations (mainly involving the skull and vertebrae) may occur as a result of defects of neural tube closure. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp31-41)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neural Tube Defects" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neural Tube Defects" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 148 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2002 and 2018
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.