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By Keith L. Moore, T. V. N. Persaud

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3-511): e The cytotrophoblast, the inner layer of cells e The syncytiotrophoblast, the outer layer consisting of a multinucleate protoplasmic mass formed by the fusion of cells The fingerlike processes of the syncytiotrophoblast extend through the endometrial epithelium and invade the endometrial connective tissue. By the end of the first week, 29 the blastocyst is superficially implanted in the compact layer of the endometrium and is deriving its nourishment from the eroded maternal tissues. The highly invasive syncytiotrophoblast rapidly expands adjacent to the embryoblast-the embryonic pole.

These monthly changes in the uterine lining constitute the endometrial, or menstrual, cycle (period). The average menstrual cycle is 28 days (range, 23-35 days), with day 1 of the cycle corresponding to the day on which menstruation begins. Menstrual cycles may normally vary in length by several days in normal women. Phases of the Menstrual Cycle The menstrual cycle is divided into three main phases for descriptive purposes only (see Fig. 2-11). In actuality, the • menst:rual cycle is a continuous process; each phase gradually passes into the next one.

Because the somites are so prominent during the fourth and fifth weeks, they are used as one of the criteria for determining an embryo's age (see Chapter 6 and Table 6-1). The somites first appear in the future occipital 44 • Cut edge of amnion Neural fold Neural fold Level of section B A B Neural folds approaching each other c Neural crest Surface ectoderm 0 0 D Developing epidermis Neural tube E 0 0 F Developing spinal ganglion FIGURE S-9. Diagrammatic transverse sections through progressively older embryos, illustrating the fonnation of the neural tube, and the neural crest up to the end of the fourth week.

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