Is the term "Neural cells" the same as "Neural crest cells"?

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Neural stem cells generate the neurons of the nervous system and neural crest cells from the embryonic ectoderm and diverse cell lineage.


  1. Neural stem cells are the self-renewing and multipotent cells that generate the neurons of the nervous system of all animals during embryonic development. Some neural stem cells persist in the adult vertebrate brain and continue to produce neurons.
  2. The neural crest cells generate temporary group of cells unique to vertebrates and from the embryonic ectoderm cell layer. It in turn give rise to a diverse cell lineage such including melanocytes, craniofacial cartilage and bone, smooth muscle, peripheral and enteric neurons and glia.