a group of ectodermal cells that develop into a variety of tissues, including spinal and autonomic ganglia, connective tissue around the brain and spinal cord, and parts of the facial bones.
neural crest n.
A band of neuroectodermal cells that lie dorsolateral to the developing spinal cord, where they separate into clusters of cells that develop into dorsal-root ganglion cells, autonomic ganglion cells, chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla, neurolemma cells, or integumentary pigment cells.
- Neural crest syndrome
neural crest syndrome n. A syndrome consisting of loss of pain sensibility, autonomic dysfunction, pupillary abnormalities, neurogenic anhidrosis, vasomotor instability, aplasia of dental enamel, meningeal thickening, hyperflexion, and albinism.
- Neural fold
neural fold n. The elevated margins of the embryonic neural groove.
- Neuralgia facialis vera
neuralgia facialis vera neuralgia fa·ci·a·lis ve·ra (fā’shē-ā’lĭs vēr’ə) n. See geniculate neuralgia.
[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-] /nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ-/ noun, Pathology. 1. sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve. /njʊˈrældʒɪə/ noun 1. severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve n. 1807, from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model […]