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Skeletal units of the human embryonic mandible.

Authors
  • Przystańska, A
  • Bruska, M
  • Woźniak, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Folia morphologica
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2007
Volume
66
Issue
4
Pages
328–331
Identifiers
PMID: 18058756
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The development of the mandible was traced on serial sections of 20 human embryos aged 5-8 weeks (developmental stages 13-23). Special consideration was given to the differentiation of skeletal units proposed by Sperber. The first skeletal units, namely the mandibular body, the alveolar unit and the condylar unit, may be distinguished in the 7(th) week. The primordia of all units are identified by the end of the embryonic period (8 weeks).

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