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cover image - Before We Are Born Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323313438
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $58.99

Before We Are Born Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

by Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA, T. V. N. Persaud, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath (Lond.), FAAA and Mark G. Torchia, MSc, PhD

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Before We Are Born Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323313438
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Saunders
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As the study of embryology continues to be integrated with a range of disciplines, Before We Are Born remains the ideal solution for students who need to quickly learn the basics. Fully updated by the world’s foremost embryologists, this medical reference book provides concise guidance on human embryology at every stage of development, utilizing rich illustrations and photographs designed to further explain content.

    • Understand all of the latest advances in embryology, including normal and abnormal embryogenesis, causes of birth defects, and the role of genes in human development.
    • See how discoveries in molecular biology have affected clinical practice, including the development of sophisticated new techniques such as recumbent DNA technology and stem cell manipulation.
    • Prepare for the USMLE Step 1 with clinical case presentations, highlighted in special boxes, which demonstrate how embryology concepts relate to clinical practice.
    • Quickly review just the embryology information you need to know, masterfully distilled from the popular book The Developing Human, written by the same author team.
    • Understand the complex concepts inherent in embryology with help from streamlined content, didactic illustrations, and clinical photos.
    • Test your knowledge with brand-new review questions at the end of each chapter.
    • Searchable, portable, shareable, and perpetual, this Student Consult title offers enhanced features that allow you to interact with your content like never before.
  • 1 - Introduction to Human Development

    Importance of and Advances in Embryology

    Descriptive Terms

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    2 - Human Reproduction

    Reproductive Organs

    Female Reproductive Organs

    Male Reproductive Organs





    Comparison of Male and Female Gametes

    Female Reproductive Cycles

    Ovarian Cycle

    Menstrual Cycle

    Transportation of Gametes

    Oocyte Transport

    Sperm Transport

    Maturation of Sperms

    Viability of Oocytes and Sperms

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    3 - First Week of Human Development


    Phases of Fertilization

    Results of Fertilization

    Cleavage of Zygote

    Formation of Blastocyst

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    4 - Second Week of Human Development

    Formation of Amniotic Cavity, Embryonic Disc, and Umbilical Vesicle

    Development of Chorionic Sac

    Implantation Sites of Blastocytes

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    5 - Third Week of Human Development

    Gastrulation: Formation of Germ Layers

    Primitive Streak

    Notochordal Process and Notochord

    Neurulation: Formation of the Neural Tube

    Neural Plate and Neural Tube

    Neural Crest Formation

    Development of Somites

    Development of Intraembryonic Coelom

    Early Development of Cardiovascular System

    Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis

    Development of Chorionic Villi

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    6 - Fourth to Eighth Weeks of Human Development

    Folding of Embryo

    Head and Tail Folds

    Lateral Folds

    Germ Layer Derivatives

    Control of Embryonic Development

    Estimation of Embryonic Age

    Highlights of the Fourth to Eighth Weeks

    Fourth Week

    Fifth Week

    Sixth Week

    Seventh Week

    Eighth Week

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    7 - Fetal Period: The Ninth Week to Birth

    Highlights of Fetal Period

    Nine to Twelve Weeks

    Thirteen to Sixteen Weeks

    Seventeen to Twenty Weeks

    Twenty-One to Twenty-Five Weeks

    Twenty-Six to Twenty-Nine Weeks

    Thirty to Thirty-Eight Weeks

    Expected Date of Delivery

    Factors Influencing Fetal Growth

    Procedures for Assessing Fetal Status


    Diagnostic Amniocentesis

    Chorionic Villus Sampling

    Cell Cultures

    Percutaneous Umbilical Cord Blood Sampling

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Fetal Monitoring

    Alpha-Fetoprotein Assay

    Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis

    Neonatal Period

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    8 – Placenta and Fetal Membranes



    Development of Placenta

    Fetomaternal Junction

    Intervillous Space

    Amniochorionic Membrane

    Placental Circulation


    Stages of Labor

    Placenta and Fetal membranes after Birth

    Umbilical Cord

    Amnion and Amniotic Fluid

    Significance of Amniotic Fluid

    Umbilical Vesicle

    Significance of Umbilical Vesicle


    Multiple Pregnancies

    Twins and Fetal Membranes

    Other Types of Multiple Births

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    9 - Body Cavities, Mesenteries, and Diaphragm

    Embryonic Body Cavity


    Division of Embryonic Body Cavity

    Development of Diaphragm

    Septum Transversum

    Pleuroperitoneal Membranes

    Dorsal Mesentery of Esophagus

    Muscular Ingrowth from Lateral Body Walls

    Positional Changes and Innervation of the Diaphragm

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    10 - Pharyngeal Apparatus, Face, and Neck

    Pharyngeal Arches

    Pharyngeal Arch Components

    Pharyngeal Pouches

    Derivatives of Pharyngeal Pouches

    Pharyngeal Grooves

    Pharyngeal Membranes

    Development of Thyroid Gland

    Development of Tongue

    Lingual Papillae and Taste Buds

    Nerve Supply of Tongue

    Development of Salivary Glands

    Development of Face

    Development of Nasal Cavities

    Paranasal Sinuses

    Development of Palate

    Primary Palate

    Secondary Palate

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    11 - Respiratory System

    Development of Larynx

    Development of Trachea

    Development of Bronchi and Lungs

    Maturation of Lungs

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    12 - Alimentary System


    Development of Esophagus

    Development of Stomach

    Development of Duodenum

    Development of Liver and Biliary Apparatus

    Development of Pancreas

    Development of Spleen


    Rotation of Midgut Loop

    Cecum and Appendix



    Anal Canal

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    13 - Urogenital System

    Development of Urinary System

    Development of Kidneys and Ureters

    Positional Changes of Kidneys

    Changes in Blood Supply of Kidneys

    Development of Urinary Bladder

    Development of Urethra

    Development of Suprarenal Glands

    Development of Genital System

    Development of Gonads

    Development of Genital Ducts

    Development of External Genitalia

    Development of Inguinal Canals

    Relocation of Testes and Ovaries

    Descent of Testes

    Descent of Ovaries

    Clinically Oriented Questions

    14 – Cardiovascular System

    Early Development of Heart and Blood Vessels

    Development of Veins Associated with Embryonic Heart

    Pharyngeal Arch Arteries and Other Branches of the Dorsal Aorta

    Fate of Vitelline and Umbilical Arteries

    Later Development of Heart

    Circulation through Primordial Heart

    Partitioning of Primordial Heart

    Changes in Sinus Venosus

    Primordial Pulmonary Vein and Form

  • Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA, Professor Emeritus, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Former Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Associate Dean for Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Former Professor and Head of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, T. V. N. Persaud, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath (Lond.), FAAA, Professor Emeritus and Former Head, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science; Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health; Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Professor of Anatomy, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies and Mark G. Torchia, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Development, Department of Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences, Director, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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