Development of the secondary palate in man.

  title={Development of the secondary palate in man.},
  author={David A. Luke},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  volume={94 4},
A study of secondary palate formation in man employing histochemical techniques indicates that (1) tongue muscles are sufficiently differentiated at the time of palatal shelf elevation to produce active tongue movements; (2) an embryo with asymmetrically arranged shelves and tongue suggests that the tongue is indeed active at this time; (3) few blood vessels are present beneath the epithelium at fusion sites both before and after fusion has occurred suggesting that this epithelium is not… CONTINUE READING

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