Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Book with Web Access)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-25
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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This thoroughly revised 4th edition offers both clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development based on all the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding. Particular attention is paid to the fundamental aspects of molecular mechanisms in development, introducing you to major families of important developmental molecules. Clinical aspects of development are covered throughout in boxed sections of text. First-rate illustrations and Student Consult access, including online animations, complete this essential package. Integrates contemporary developmental knowledge with classical embryological understanding. Interprets complex molecular developments, to help you learn how exactly the embryo develops. Presents first-rate clinical photos and clear drawings, to help you to memorize and understand normal and abnormal development. Uses clear sections within the chapter and summaries at the end of each to help you navigate this complex subject. Includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help you assess your knowledge. Provides more coverage of molecular development to help you interpret complex information. Helps you to understand the full 3-D development of the embryo and the shapes of the developing forms using detailed animations on Student Consult. Revises the section on the development of the head, particularly useful for dental students. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

Table of Contents

Developmental Tables
Carnegie Stages of Early Human Embryonic Development (Weeks 1-8)
Major Developmental Events During the Fetal Period
Early Development and the Fetal-Maternal Relationship
Getting Ready for Pregnancy
Preparation of the Female Reproductive Tract For Pregnancy
Hormonal Interaction Involved with Reproduction in Males
Transport of Gametes and Fertilization
Ovulation and Egg and Sperm Transport
Cleavage and Implantation
Embryo Transport and Implantation
Molecular Basis for Embryonic Development
Transcription Factors
Signaling Molecules
Receptor Molecules
Signal Transduction
Retinoic Acid
Developmental Genes and Cancer
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
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
Placenta and Extraembryonic Membranes
Extraembryonic Tissues
Chorion and Placenta
Placental Physiology
Placenta and Membranes in Multiple Pregnancies
Developmental Disorders: Causes, Mechanisms, and Patterns
General Principles
Causes of Malformations
Developmental Disturbances Resulting in Malformations
Development of the Body Systems
Integumentary, Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Integumentary System
Muscular System
Limb Development
Initiation of Limb Development
Regulative Properties and Axial Determination
Outgrowth of Limb Bud
Morphogenetic Control of Early Limb Development
Development of Limb Tissues
Nervous System
Establishment of Nervous System
Early Shaping of Nervous System
Histogenesis Within the Central Nervous System
Craniocaudal Pattern Formation and Segmentation
Peripheral Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
Later Structural Changes in the Central Nervous System
Ventricles, Meninges, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Formation
Cranial Nerves
Development of Neural Function
Neural Crest
Origins of Neural Crest
Migrations of Neural Crest
Differentiation of Neural Crest Cells
Major Divisions of Neural Crest
Sense Organs
Head and Neck
Early Development of Head and Neck
Establishing the Pattern of the Craniofacial Region
Development of Facial Region
Formation of the Teeth
Development of Pharynx and Its Derivatives
Digestive and Respiratory Systems and Body Cavities
Digestive System
Respiratory System
Body Cavities
Urogenital System
Urinary System
Genital System
Sexual Duct System
External Genitalia
Cardiovascular System
Developmental of Blood and the Vascular System
Developmental and Partitioning of Heart
Fetal Circulation
Fetal Period and Birth
Growth and Form of Fetus
Fetal Physiology
Adaptations to Postnatal Life
Answers to Clinical Vignettes and Review Questions
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