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Offering exceptional full color diagrams and clinical images, Langman's Medical Embryology, 13e helps medical, nursing, and health professions students develop a basic understanding of embryology and its clinical relevance. Concise chapter summaries, captivating clinical correlates boxes, clinical problems, and a clear, concise writing style make the subject matter accessible to students and relevant to instructors.
The new edition is enhanced by over 100 new and updated illustrations, additional clinical images and photos of early embryologic development, and an expanded chapter on the cardiovascular system.
Clinical Correlates boxes illustrated by cases and images cover birth defects, developmental abnormalities, and other clinical phenomena.
More than 400 illustrations—including full-color line drawings, scanning electron micrographs, and clinical images—clarify key aspects of embryonic development.
Basic genetic molecular biology principles are highlighted throughout the text to link embryology to other critical specialties.
Chapter Overview figures provide a visually compelling introduction to each chapter.
Problems to Solve (with detailed answers at the back of the book) help you assess your understanding.
An expanded glossary defines key terms and concepts.
Online learning resources for students include an interactive question bank and animations.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Embryology 1. Introduction to Molecular Regulation and Signaling 2. Gametogenesis: Conversion of Germ Cells into Male and Female Gametes 3. First Week of Development: Ovulation to Implantation 4. Second Week of Development: Bilaminar Germ Disc 5. Third Week of Development: Trilaminar Germ Disc 6. Third to Eight Weeks: The Embryonic Period 7. The Gut Tube and the Body Cavities 8. Third Month to Birth: The Fetus and Placenta 9. Birth Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis
Part 2: Systems-Based Embryology 10. The Axial Skeleton 11. Muscular System 12. Limbs 13. Cardiovascular System 14. Respiratory System 15. Digestive System 16. Urogenital System 17. Head and Neck 18. Central Nervous System 19. Ear 20. Eye 21. Integumentary System
Part 3: Appendix Answers to Problems Figure Credits Glossary of Key Terms Index