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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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.

Audience
Undergraduates, and Medical Students in 1st and 2nd years

Paperback, 520 Pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-2794-0

Reviews

  • "This is an excellent content bridge between anatomy and clinical practice: the vignettes are great and the images from the book are available online and downloadable as slides. It could become a best seller as its content and presentation are excellent, and the web-based support is very good."
    BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments


Contents

  • 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

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