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Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects, by Drs. Keith L. Moore, T.V.N. Persaud, and Mark G. Torchia, allows you to efficiently and quickly assimilate the most important concepts related to this subject. Concise and richly illustrated, this popular book delivers the embryology knowledge you need in a highly efficient, reader-friendly manner. You can also access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, along with 17 remarkable animations, downloadable illustrations, additional review questions and answers, and more.

  • Access the full contents of the book online at www.studentconsult.com - as well as 17 remarkable animations that bring normal and abnormal embryological development to life, and hundreds of additional review questions and answers to test your mastery of the material.

  • Focus on the most need-to-know information with coverage masterfully distilled from The Developing Human, 8th Edition - the more comprehensive and in-depth embryology textbook by Drs. Moore, Persaud, and Torchia.

  • Study efficiently and flexibly thanks to the book’s user-friendly full-color format and portable size.

  • Effectively prepare for exams with review questions and answers at the end of each chapter.
  • 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, that demonstrate how embryology concepts relate to clinical practice.

1 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

2 HUMAN REPRODUCTION

3 FIRST WEEK OF DEVELOPMENT

4 SECOND WEEK OF DEVELOPMENT

5 THIRD WEEK OF DEVELOPMENT

6 DEVELOPMENT DURING WEEKS FOUR TO EIGHT

7 FETAL PERIOD: THE NINTH WEEK TO BIRTH

8 PLACENTA AND FETAL MEMBRANES

9 BODY CAVITIES, MESENTERIES, AND DIAPHRAGM

10 PHARYNGEAL APPARRATUS

11 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

12 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM

13 UROGENITAL SYSTEM 

14 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

15 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

16 NERVOUS SYSTEM

17 EYES AND EARS

18 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM

19 HUMAN BIRTH DEFECTS

20 THE CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BASIS OF DEVELOPMENT

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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