alar lamina of neural tube
Definition: the posterior (dorsal) division of the lateral walls of the neural tube in the embryo; it gives rise to neurons relaying afferent impulses to higher centers; in the adult such neurons compose the sensory nuclei of the spinal cord and brainstem.
Synonym(s): alar plate of neural tube, dorsolateral plate of neural tube, lamina alaris, lamina dorsalis, wing plate
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