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Providing essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, and students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the seventh edition of Essential Reproduction offers an up-to-date account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. It provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, genetics, behaviour, anatomy and clinical science, to give thorough ...

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Essential Reproduction

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Overview

Providing essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, and students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the seventh edition of Essential Reproduction offers an up-to-date account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. It provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, genetics, behaviour, anatomy and clinical science, to give thorough coverage of the study of mammalian reproduction.

Essential Reproduction is now accompanied by the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource, and includes:

  • The latest on conceptual, informational and applied aspects of reproduction
  • A new structure offering a more logical approach to study and revision
  • Expanded further reading suggestions to support research

A companion website at www.essentialreproduction.com features all of the images from the book to download – perfect for instructor and student support.

"...a completely integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of reproduction...now in full color and completely revised and updated...includes an up-to-the- minute chapter on gender."

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Editorial Reviews

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Provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of reproduction for all students taking courses in reproductive physiology, whether in medicine or science. Draws on disciplines including anatomy, endocrinology, behavioral science, and genetics to explain fundamental principles of reproduction common to most species. Where fundamentals differ between species, an explicit discussion is given. Includes chapter summaries and key points. This fifth edition offers a color art program, and contains a new chapter on gender and sexuality. Johnson teaches reproductive sciences and Everitt teaches behavioral neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Amber R. Cooper, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a book for professionals studying reproduction that covers topics from gender selection to conception and parturition with both a basic and clinic flare.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide professionals studying reproduction, both in human and veterinary medicine, a comprehensive account of the fundamentals that comprise a complex set of hormonal, molecular, and behavioral series of events. The author does a good job eloquently describing a complex topic in an understandable and interesting way, from both a basic science and clinical perspective.
Audience: The book is written for students, residents, and professionals in medical, veterinary, and graduate/research programs.
Features: This book does an excellent job of taking a detailed field of study and presenting it as interesting, unique compilation of facts. It uniquely compares human reproduction with other mammalian species and also includes various clinical hot topics such as those that are politically, legally, and controversially debated both publicly and in the research sector.
Assessment: This sixth edition is justified due to the drastic volume of research and discovery in the last seven years. It is a unique compilation of basic and clinical aspects of reproduction in an understandable and eloquently written text.
From the Publisher
"Beautifully illustrated, Essential Reproduction is essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, as well as students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology." (BMA Medical Book Competition - Programme and Award Winners, September 2008)

"This book is excellent for undergraduate studies as it has the perfect level of information. Beautiful diagrams complement clear text and digest this difficult subject down into easy to read sections." Medical Student, Oxford University

"It is a unique compilation of basic and clinical aspects of reproduction in an eloquently written text."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118423882
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Series: Essentials
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 392
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Martin H. Johnson is Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Honorary Academic Fellow of St Paul’s College, Sydney, Australia
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

How to use this book viii

Acknowledgements ix

Features of your textbook x

PART 1: Introduction 1

1 What is reproduction? 3

PART 2: Making men and women 33

2 Sex 35

3 Sexual maturation 50

4 Gender 69

5 Sexual selection 85

PART 3: Preparing for pregnancy 103

6 Making sperm 105

7 Men 122

8 Making eggs 133

9 Women 151

PART 4: Making an embryo 173

10 Sperm and eggs 175

11 Fertilization 189

12 Initiating pregnancy 206

PART 5: Maintaining a pregnancy 225

13 Supporting the embryo and fetus 227

14 Growing the fetus 245

15 Fetal challenges 258

PART 6: A new individual 271

16 Preparing for birth 273

17 Giving birth 283

18 Lactation 297

19 Postnatal care 309

PART 7: Manipulating reproduction 323

20 Regulating fertility 325

21 Restoring fertility 340

22 Society and reproduction 356

Index 365

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