Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

5th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Bruce Carlson
Paperback ISBN: 9781455727940
eBook ISBN: 9780323279345
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 6th March 2013
Page Count: 520

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Visualize normal and abnormal development with hundreds of superb clinical photos and embryological drawings.
  • Access the fully searchable text online, view animations, answer self-assessment questions, and much more at www.studentconsult.com.

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

No. of pages:
520
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323279345
eBook ISBN:
9781455727971
eBook ISBN:
9780323279338
eBook ISBN:
9780323240550
Paperback ISBN:
9781455727940

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