Larsen's Human Embryology


  • Gary Schoenwolf, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Steven Bleyl, MD, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Philip Brauer, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Philippa Francis-West, PhD, King's College London Dental Institute, London, United Kingdom

Larsen's Human Embryology works as a well-organized, straightforward guide to this highly complex subject, placing an emphasis on the clinical application of embryology and presenting it in an easily digestible manner. Ideal for visual students, this updated medical textbook includes a superior art program, brand-new online animations, and high-quality images throughout; clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development, based on all of the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding, keep you abreast of the latest knowledge in the field.
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Medical students
Graduate students in developmental biology


Book information

  • Published: November 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0684-6

Table of Contents

1 Gametogenesis, Fertilization and First Week

2 Second Week: Becoming Bilaminar and Fully Implanting

3 Third Week: Becoming Trilaminar and Establishing Body Axes

4 Fourth Week: Forming the Embryo

5 Principles and Mechanisms of Morphogenesis and Dysmorphogenesis

6 Fetal Development and the Fetus as a Patient

7 Development of the Skin and Its Derivatives

8 Development of the Musculoskeletal System

9 Development of the Central Nervous System

10 Development of the Peripheral Nervous System

11 Development of the Respiratory System and Body Cavities

12 Development of the Heart

13 Development of the Vasculature

14 Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract

15 Development of the Urinary System

16 Development of the Reproductive System

17 Development of the Pharyngeal Apparatus and Face

18 Development of the Ears

19 Development of the Eyes

20 Development of the Limbs