Long respected for its scientific authority, pedagogy, and clinical relevance to medical education, this comprehensive embryology text features outstanding illustrations and clear and concise writing. The brand-new Tenth Edition covers all aspects of embryology of interest to medical students and instructors and includes clinical correlates that provide information on birth defects and other clinical entities directly related to embryologic concepts. This extensively revised edition features new full-color photographs of clinical conditions and updated embryo images/photographs created using newer technologies. It also features new online USMLE-style review questions through Connection / The Point. A new introduction chapter on development includes molecular biology. This edition's larger page size improves readability. A bound-in CD-ROM, Simbryo, presents animations of embryologic system development.
GENERAL EMBRYOLOGY Development: Old and New Frontiers and an Introduction to Molecular Regulation and Signaling Gametogenesis: Conversion of Germ Cells Into Male and Female Gametes First Week of Development: Ovulation to Implantation Second Week of Development: Bilaminar Germ Disc Third Week of Development: Trilaminar Germ Disc Third to Eighth Weeks: The Embryonic Period Third Month to Birth: The Fetal Period, Fetal Membranes and Placenta Birth Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis SYSTEMS BASED EMBRYOLOGY Skeletal System Muscular System Body Cavities Cardiovascular System Respiratory System Digestive System Urogenital System Head and Neck Central Nervous System Ear Eye Integumentary System APPENDIX Glossary of Key Terms Answers to Problems Figure Credits Index
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