Human Embryology and Developmental Biology - 4th Edition

Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

4th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Bruce Carlson
Imprint: Mosby

Description

This thoroughly revised 4th edition offers both clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development based on all the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding. Particular attention is paid to the fundamental aspects of molecular mechanisms in development, introducing you to major families of important developmental molecules. Clinical aspects of development are covered throughout in boxed sections of text. First-rate illustrations and Student Consult access, including online animations, complete this essential package.

Key Features

  • Integrates contemporary developmental knowledge with classical embryological understanding.
  • Interprets complex molecular developments, to help you learn how exactly the embryo develops.
  • Presents first-rate clinical photos and clear drawings, to help you to memorize and understand normal and abnormal development.
  • Uses clear sections within the chapter and summaries at the end of each to help you navigate this complex subject.
  • Includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help you assess your knowledge.

Table of 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
Outgrow

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323082792

About the Author

Bruce Carlson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; Director, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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