Larsen's Human Embryology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780443068119, 9780323240116

Larsen's Human Embryology

4th Edition

Authors: Gary Schoenwolf Steven Bleyl Philip Brauer Philippa Francis-West
eBook ISBN: 9780323240116
eBook ISBN: 9780323286190
eBook ISBN: 9781437700909
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st April 2008
Page Count: 712

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This book presents in-depth coverage of both the clinical and molecular biological aspects of human development. It examines the relationship between basic science and embryology, and describes potential clinical disorders arising out of embryologic problems. A strong clinical focus, practical design, and superb artwork–with more than 150 images new to this edition–allow for quick comprehension and easy application of the latest knowledge in this rapidly advancing field. A user-friendly design enables you to review the material in several ways, and online access to Student Consult enhances your study of the subject and exponentially boosts your reference power.

Key Features

  • Follows a user-friendly design allowing students to review material in flexible ways and instructors to tailor the book to their specific needs.
  • Reflects the most current advances in molecular biology and genetics.
  • Offers chapters with illustrated timelines of the relevant embryologic stage.
  • Contains a high-quality full-color art program, with excellent line diagrams with a three-dimensional aspect, many color photographs of clinical disorders, excellent black and white electronphotomicrographs, and line drawings showing sequential stages of development.

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 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 Urogenital System

16 Development of the Pharyngeal Apparatus and Face

17 Development of the Ears and Eyes

18 Development of the Limbs



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About the Author

Gary Schoenwolf

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Steven Bleyl

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Philip Brauer

Affiliations and Expertise

Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Philippa Francis-West

Affiliations and Expertise

King's College London Dental Institute, London, United Kingdom