2010 BGD Practical 6 - Week 5
Key Events of Human Development during the fifth week (week 5) following fertilization or Clinical week 7 (LMP).
By this week there are many different organs and tissues differentiating throughout the embryo, only a few select systems will be discussed.
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- Heart - septation starts, atrial septation and ventricular septation
- Vascular - 3 vascular systems (systemic, placental, vitelline) extensively remodelled
- left and right lung buds push into the pericardioperitoneal canals (primordia of pleural cavity)
- Central nervous system - secondary brain vesicles
- Sensory - Hearing cochlear part of otic vesicle elongates (humans 2.5 turns)
Heart Development Timeline (see Basic Cardiac Embryology)
|Week 4 - laryngotracheal groove forms on floor foregut.
Week 5 - left and right lung buds push into the pericardioperitoneal canals (primordia of pleural cavity)
Week 6 - descent of heart and lungs into thorax. Pleuroperitoneal foramen closes.
Week 7 - enlargement of liver stops descent of heart and lungs.
Month 3-6 - lungs appear glandular, end month 6 alveolar cells type 2 appear and begin to secrete surfactant.
|Rapid growth folds the neural tube forming 3 brain flexures:|
|Heart Looping||Heart Realign||Heart Atrial Septation||Heart Outflow Septation|
See also Heart Development Timeline - Basic Cardiac Embryology
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Detailed Week by Week
The following information is a detailed timeline of embryonic development between week 3 to 8 and content does not form part of the current practical class.
Embryo Stages and Events
|Pituitary Week 5 elongation, contacts infundibulum, diverticulum of diencephalon
Heart Week 5 septation starts, atrial and ventricular
Respire Week 5 left and right lung buds push into the pericardioperitoneal canals (primordia of pleural cavity)
Respire Week 5 to 17 lung histology - pseudoglandular
Sense - Hearing Week 5 cochlear part of otic vesicle elongates (humans 2.5 turns)
|Stage 14|| Ectoderm - sensory placodes, lens pit, otocyst, nasal placode, primary/secondary vesicles, fourth ventricle of brain
Mesoderm - continued segmentation of paraxial mesoderm (somite pairs), heart prominence
Head - 1st, 2nd and 3rd pharyngeal arch, forebrain, site of lens placode, site of otic placode, stomodeum
Body - heart, liver, umbilical cord, mesonephric ridge visible externally as bulges.
Limb - upper and lower limb buds growing
|Sense - Eye 35 to 37 days retinal pigment present|
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