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embryonic heart tube formation +   
heart jogging +  
heart looping +   
The tube morphogenesis process in which the primitive heart tube loops asymmetrically. This looping brings the primitive heart chambers into alignment preceding their future integration. Heart looping begins with dextral-looping and ends when the main regional divisions of the mature heart and primordium of the great arterial trunks become established preceeding septation.

Exact Synonyms: cardiac looping
Definition Sources: GOC:dph, PMID:12094232

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