High-Yield Embryology / Edition 5


High-Yield Embryology, Fourth Edition provides a concise, focused review of the most important embryology information needed for the USMLE Step 1. Chapters cover prefertilization events and the embryonic period, embryologic development of each organ system, chromosomal abnormalities, inherited diseases, teratology and more. To prepare students for the clinical vignettes on the USMLE, the book includes numerous clinical cases with words and phrases that patients use. A mini-atlas at the end of each chapter presents photographs, MRIs, CT scans, and radiographs of various congenital malformations.\

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469833149
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition description: New edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Prefertilization Events 1

I Gametes (Oocytes and Spermatozoa) 1

II Meiosis 1

III Female Gametogenesis (Oogenesis) 1

IV Hormonal Control of the Female Reproductive Cycle 3

V Male Gametogenesis (Spermatogenesis) 4

VI Clinical Considerations 4

2 Week 1 (Days 1-7) 7

I Overview 7

II Fertilization 7

III Cleavage 7

IV Blastocyst Formation 8

V Implantation 8

VI Clinical Considerations 9

3 Week 2 (Days 8-14) 12

I Embryoblast 12

II Trophoblast 12

III Extraembryonic Mesoderm 12

IV Clinical Considerations 13

4 Embryonic Period (Weeks 3-8) 17

I Introduction 17

II Gastrulation 17

III Clinical Considerations 17

5 Placenta, Amniotic Fluid, and Umbilical Cord 22

I Placenta 22

II The Placenta as an Endocrine Organ 23

III The Placental Membrane 24

IV Amniotic Fluid 26

V Umbilical Cord 27

VI Vasculogenesis 27

VII Hematopoiesis 28

VIII Fetal Circulation 29

6 Cardiovascular System 32

I Formation of Heart Tube 32

II Primitive Heart Tube Dilatations 32

III The Aorticopulmonary (AP) Septum 33

IV The Atrial Septum 35

V The Atrioventricular (AV) Septum 37

VI The Interventricular (IV) Septum 39

VII Development of the Arterial System 40

VIII Development of the Venous System 40

7 Digestive System 43

I Primitive Gut Tube 43

II Foregut Derivatives 44

III Midgut Derivatives 49

IV Hindgut Derivatives 52

V The Anal Canal 54

VI Mesenteries 55

8 Urinary System 58

I Overview 58

II The Pronephros 58

III The Mesonephros 58

IV The Metanephros 58

V Development of the Metanephros 59

VI Relative Ascent of the Kidneys 61

VII Blood Supply of the Kidneys 61

VIII Development of the Urinary Bladder 61

IXClinical Considerations 61

9 Female Reproductive System 66

I The Indifferent Embryo 66

II Development of the Gonads 66

III Development of Genital Ducts 67

IV Development of the Primordia of External Genitalia 67

V Clinical Considerations 70

10 Male Reproductive System 73

I The Indifferent Embryo 73

II Development of the Gonads 73

III Development of the Genital Ducts 74

IV Development of the Primordia of External Genitalia 74

V Clinical Considerations 76

VI Summary Table of Female and Male Reproductive Systems Development 81

11 Respiratory System 83

I Upper Respiratory System 83

II Lower Respiratory System 83

III Development of the Trachea 83

IV Development of the Bronchi 85

V Development of the Lungs 86

12 Head and Neck 90

I Pharyngeal Apparatus 90

II Development of the Thyroid Gland 90

III Development of the Tongue 93

IV Development of the Face 94

V Development of the Palate 94

VI Clinical Considerations 95

13 Nervous System 100

I Development of the Neural Tube 100

II Neural Crest Cells 100

III Vesicle Development of the Neural Tube 102

IV Development of the Spinal Cord 104

V Development of the Hypophysis (Pituitary Gland) 105

VI Congenital Malformations of the Central Nervous System 106

14 Ear 111

I Overview 111

II The Internal Ear 111

III The Membranous and Bony Labyrinths 113

IV The Middle Ear 113

V The External Ear 113

VI Congenital Malformations of the Ear 114

15 Eye 117

I Development of the Optic Vesicle 117

II Development of Other Eye Structures 119

III Congenital Malformations of the Eye 120

16 Body Cavities 124

I Formation of the Intraembryonic Coelom 124

II Partitioning of the Intraembryonic Coelom 124

III Positional Changes of the Diaphragm 125

IV Clinical Considerations 126

17 Pregnancy 128

I Endocrinology of Pregnancy 128

II Pregnancy Dating 129

III Pregnancy Milestones 130

IV Prenatal Diagnostic Procedures 131

V Fetal Distress During Labor (Intrapartum) 132

VI The Apgar Score 132

VII Puerperium 133

VIII Lactation 133

18 Teratology 134

I Introduction 134

II Infectious Agents 134

III TORCH Infections 137

IV Category X Drugs (Absolute Contraindication in Pregnancy) 137

V Category D Drugs (Definite Evidence of Risk to Fetus) 138

VI Chemical Agents 139

VII Recreational Drugs 140

VIII Ionizing Radiation 140

IX Selected Photographs 140

Credits 142

Index 147

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    Great reference source

    I used this book to review Embryology during the system classes. During board review studying, I used it to complement Step Up. It goes far enough in depth to explain what you need to know.

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