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The Developing Human

Clinically Oriented Embryology With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, by Drs. Keith L. Moore, T.V.N. Persaud, and Mark G. Torchia, delivers the world’s most complete, visually rich, and clinically oriented coverage of this complex subject. Written by some of the world’s most famous anatomists, it presents week-by-week and stage-by-stage views of how fetal organs and systems develop, why and when birth defects occur, and what roles the placenta and fetal membranes play in development. You can also access the complete contents online at, along with 17 remarkable animations, downloadable illustrations, additional review questions and answers, and more.


medical students taking an embryology course or preparing for USMLE Step 1 exam; students in PA and NP programs, HP and nursing programs learning embryology.

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-8089-2444-9


  • 1 Introduction to the Developing Human

    2 First Week of Human Development

    3 Second Week of Human Development

    4 Third Week of Human Development

    5 Fourth to Eighth Weeks of Human Development

    6 Ninth Week to Birth: The Fetal Period

    7 Placenta and Fetal Membranes

    8 Body Cavities and Diaphragm

    9 Pharyngeal Apparatus, Face, and Neck

    10 Respiratory System

    11 Alimentary System

    12 Urogenital System

    13 Cardiovascular System

    14 Skeletal System

    15 Muscular System

    16 Development of Limbs

    17 Nervous System

    18 Development of Eyes and Ears

    19 Integumentary System

    20 Human Birth Defects

    21 Common Signaling Pathways Used During Development


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