Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

6th Edition - November 26, 2018

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  • Author: Bruce Carlson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323523752
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323661447

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Completely revised from cover to cover, Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, 6th Edition, helps you master complex concepts on every aspect of normal and abnormal human development. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson provides authoritative, readable coverage of today’s scientific knowledge in this fast-changing field, keeping you up to date with what you need to know for coursework, exams, and clinical practice.

Table of Contents

  • Developmental Tables

    Part 1. Early Developmental and the Fetal-Maternal Relationship

    1. Getting Ready for Pregnancy

    2. Transport of Gametes and Fertilization

    3. Molecular Basis for Embryonic Development

    4. Cleavage and Implantation

    5. Formation of Germ Layers and Early Derivatives

    6. Establishment of the Basic Embryonic Body Plan

    7. Placenta and Extraembryonic Membranes

    8. Developmental Disorders: Causes, Mechanisms, and Patterns

    Part 2. Development of the Body Systems

    9. Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

    10. Limb Development

    11. Nervous System

    12. Neural Crest

    13. Sense Organs

    14. Head and Neck

    15. Digestive and Respiratory Systems and Body Cavities

    16. Urogenital System

    17. Cardiovascular System

    18. Fetal Period and Birth

    Answers to Clinical Vignettes and Review Questions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 26, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323523752
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323661447

About the Author

Bruce Carlson

Bruce M. Carlson, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He served as chair of that department from 1998-2000. He is also Research Professor Emeritus in the school’s Institute of Gerontology, of which he was the director from 2000 to 2003. Professor Carlson writes the majority of the book himself but he has suggested that he may bring in one or two contributors this time round to cover areas that he is not as up to date on as he once was. We have spoken about bringing in a co-author and he is open for this to happen for the 7th edition when he has had time to find someone suitable.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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