anatomy and physiology mcqs

Question #485

Which of the following are formed from mesoderm?



The mesoderm can be divided into several different sections:

  • The notochord has an important function as a signalling centre and in the adult forms the nucleus pulposus.
  • The paraxial mesoderm forms the somites and subsequently the sclerotomes, myotomes and dermatomes.
  • The intermediate mesoderm forms the urogenital system
  • The lateral plate mesoderm divides into two layers, splanchnic and somatic, and forms the peritoneum, pleura and pericardium. In addition, both the spleen and blood islands forms within the lateral plate mesoderm.

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