neurodevelopment

noun

neu·​ro·​de·​vel·​op·​ment -di-ˈvel-əp-mənt How to pronounce neurodevelopment (audio)
: the development of the nervous system : the formation of neuronal pathways and synaptic connections that are responsible for brain development and function
Beginning in the third week of gestation, neurodevelopment continues until at least the third decade of life.Valerie J. Sydnor et al., Neuron
Retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivate, has been shown to affect different molecular signaling pathways in the developing brain by regulating expression of several genes and promoting cell differentiation, making it important for the regulation of neurodevelopment.Tania Anjos et al., European Journal of Nutrition
neurodevelopmental adjective
A major issue confronting clinicians who work with preterm infants and their families is the identification of infants who are most at risk for subsequent neurodevelopmental disability and who may benefit from early intervention services. Lianne J. Woodward et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Neurodevelopment.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurodevelopment. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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