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How quickly are neurons created in an unborn baby?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Neurons, which rely on other support cells called glial cells to be built, are created at a pace that's hard for even the finest of minds to comprehend - 500,000 per minute to reach the end result of about 100 billion neurons per baby (the entire planet only has 6 billion people).
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