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When do nerve synapses develop?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Peak formation of nerve synapses occurs from 34 weeks of gestation till about two years of age.  DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is present in high concentrations in synapses.  Watch the animation to learn about brain development of babies.


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