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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

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Master the concepts you need to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson's clear explanations provide an easy-to-follow "road map" through the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding of the key information you need to know for your courses, exams, and ultimately clinical practice.

    • Visualize normal and abnormal development with hundreds of superb clinical photos and embryological drawings.
    • Access the fully searchable text online, view animations, answer self-assessment questions, and much more at www.studentconsult.com.
      • Grasp the molecular basis of embryology, including the processes of branching and folding - essential knowledge for determining the root of many abnormalities.
      • Understand the clinical manifestations of developmental abnormalities with clinical vignettes and Clinical Correlations boxes throughout.
      Developmental Tables

      Carnegie Stages of Early Human Embryonic Development (Weeks 1-8)

      Major Developmental Events During the Fetal Period

      PART I Early Development and the Fetal-Maternal Relationship

      CHAPTER 1
      Getting Ready for Pregnancy
      Gametogenesis
      Preparation of the Female Reproductive Tract For Pregnancy
      Hormonal Interaction Involved with Reproduction in Males

      CHAPTER 2
      Transport of Gametes and Fertilization
      Ovulation and Egg and Sperm Transport
      Fertilization

      CHAPTER 3
      Cleavage and Implantation
      Cleavage
      Embryo Transport and Implantation

      CHAPTER 4
      Molecular Basis for Embryonic Development
      Transcription Factors
      Signaling Molecules
      Receptor Molecules
      Signal Transduction
      Retinoic Acid
      Developmental Genes and Cancer

      CHAPTER 5
      Formation of Germ Layers and Early Derivatives
      Two-Germ-Layer Stage
      Gastrulation and the Three Embryonic Germ Layers
      Induction of the Nervous System
      Cell Adhesion Molecules

      CHAPTER 6
      Establishment of the Basic Embryonic Body Plan
      Development of the Ectodermal Germ Layer
      Development of the Mesodermal Germ Layer
      Development of the Endodermal Germ Layer
      Basic Structure of 4-Week Old Embryo

      CHAPTER 7
      Placenta and Extraembryonic Membranes
      Extraembryonic Tissues
      Chorion and Placenta
      Placental Physiology
      Placenta and Membranes in Multiple Pregnancies

      CHAPTER 8
      Developmental Disorders: Causes, Mechanisms, and Patterns
      General Principles
      Causes of Malformations
      Developmental Disturbances Resulting in Malformations

      PART II Development of the Body Systems

      CHAPTER 9
      Integumentary, Skeletal and Muscular Systems
      Integumentary System
      Skeleton
      Muscular System

      CHAPTER 10
      Limb Development
      Initiation of Limb Development
      Regulative Properties and Axial Determination
      Outgrowth of Limb Bud
      Morphogenetic Control of Early Limb Development
      Development of Limb Tissues

      CHAPTER 11
      Nervous System
      Establishment of Nervous System
      Early Shaping of Nervous System
      Histogenesis Within the Central Nervous System
      Craniocaudal Pattern Formation and Segmentation
      Peripheral Nervous System
      Autonomic Nervous System
      Later Structural Changes in the Central Nervous System
      Ventricles, Meninges, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Formation
      Cranial Nerves
      Development of Neural Function

      CHAPTER 12
      Neural Crest
      Origins of Neural Crest
      Migrations of Neural Crest
      Differentiation of Neural Crest Cells
      Major Divisions of Neural Crest

      CHAPTER 13
      Sense Organs
      Eye
      Ear

      CHAPTER 14
      Head and Neck
      Early Development of Head and Neck
      Establishing the Pattern of the Craniofacial Region
      Development of Facial Region
      Formation of the Teeth
      Development of Pharynx and Its Derivatives

      CHAPTER 15
      Digestive and Respiratory Systems and Body Cavities
      Digestive System
      Respiratory System
      Body Cavities

      CHAPTER 16
      Urogenital System
      Urinary System
      Genital System
      Sexual Duct System
      External Genitalia

      CHAPTER 17
      Cardiovascular System
      Developmental of Blood and the Vascular System
      Developmental and Partitioning of Heart
      Fetal Circulation

      CHAPTER 18
      Fetal Period and Birth
      Growth and Form of Fetus
      Fetal Physiology
      Parturition
      Adaptations to Postnatal Life
      Overview

      Answers to Clinical Vignettes and Review Questions

      Index
      Bruce M. Carlson, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; Director, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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