Human Embryology and Developmental Biology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access [NOOK Book]

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Master the concepts you need to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson's clear explanations provide an easy-to-follow "road map" through the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding of the key information you need to know for your courses, exams, and ultimately clinical practice.

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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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Overview

Master the concepts you need to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson's clear explanations provide an easy-to-follow "road map" through the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding of the key information you need to know for your courses, exams, and ultimately clinical practice.

  • Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located.
  • Visualize normal and abnormal development with hundreds of superb clinical photos and embryological drawings.
  • Access the fully searchable text online, view animations, answer self-assessment questions, and much more at studentconsult.com.
  • Grasp the molecular basis of embryology, including the processes of branching and folding - essential knowledge for determining the root of many abnormalities.
  • Understand the clinical manifestations of developmental abnormalities with clinical vignettes and Clinical Correlations boxes throughout.

This book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Larry R. Cochard
This new softcover book on embryology is aptly named. It covers normal human development and clinical embryology, with emphasis throughout on relevant molecular and experimental studies. The purpose is to introduce the structural changes in the embryo and fetus in the context of the rapid and revolutionary scientific developments in the field. The stated goal is to do this in a manner that is understandable to the beginning student and streamlined enough for the reduced emphasis on embryology in medical curricula. The book is intended for first-year medical and allied health students. The excellent coverage of clinical topics such as congenital defects, treatment of infertility, prenatal imaging, and the genetic manipulation of embryos will make this appealing to medical students. The detailed coverage of the cellular and molecular basis of development, however, points to a different audience, perhaps graduate students, advanced medical students, or more specialized health professionals. The chapters in the first half of the book emphasize early development, the body plan, mother and fetus, molecular and cellular concepts, and related clinical topics. The second half covers the body systems. The book's unique feature is its focus on the biology of development. No other book in its class has its detail at the molecular and genetic level and its scope. It includes some histology and cell biology, and the descriptive figures on the body systems tend to emphasize more realistic changes in structures instead of schematics. The author does an admirable job on the science of development and the current state of medical embryology, but the detail works against the beginner, at least for a shortembryology course. Although the book may not stand alone for any particular course, it would be an excellent reference for advanced students in a variety of areas in biology and medicine. There is much of value in this unique book.
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Reviewer: Larry R. Cochard, PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This new softcover book on embryology is aptly named. It covers normal human development and clinical embryology, with emphasis throughout on relevant molecular and experimental studies.
Purpose: The purpose is to introduce the structural changes in the embryo and fetus in the context of the rapid and revolutionary scientific developments in the field. The stated goal is to do this in a manner that is understandable to the beginning student and streamlined enough for the reduced emphasis on embryology in medical curricula.
Audience: The book is intended for first-year medical and allied health students. The excellent coverage of clinical topics such as congenital defects, treatment of infertility, prenatal imaging, and the genetic manipulation of embryos will make this appealing to medical students. The detailed coverage of the cellular and molecular basis of development, however, points to a different audience, perhaps graduate students, advanced medical students, or more specialized health professionals.
Features: The chapters in the first half of the book emphasize early development, the body plan, mother and fetus, molecular and cellular concepts, and related clinical topics. The second half covers the body systems. The book's unique feature is its focus on the biology of development. No other book in its class has its detail at the molecular and genetic level and its scope. It includes some histology and cell biology, and the descriptive figures on the body systems tend to emphasize more realistic changes in structures instead of schematics.
Assessment: The author does an admirable job on the science of development and the current state of medical embryology, but the detail works against the beginner, at least for a short embryology course. Although the book may not stand alone for any particular course, it would be an excellent reference for advanced students in a variety of areas in biology and medicine. There is much of value in this unique book.
Booknews
Combines an introduction to the molecular and mechanistic basis of human development with classic descriptive embryology. Presents the latest findings in the fields of genetics, cell biology, endocrinology, reproduction, pathology, and anatomy, discussing their effect on human developmental biology. Includes review question with answers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455727971
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 947,609
  • File size: 35 MB
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Table of Contents

Developmental Tables Carnegie Stages of Early Human Embryonic Development (Weeks 1-8) Major Developmental Events During the Fetal Period PART I Early Development and the Fetal-Maternal Relationship CHAPTER 1 Getting Ready for Pregnancy Gametogenesis Preparation of the Female Reproductive Tract For Pregnancy Hormonal Interaction Involved with Reproduction in Males CHAPTER 2 Transport of Gametes and Fertilization Ovulation and Egg and Sperm Transport Fertilization CHAPTER 3 Cleavage and Implantation Cleavage Embryo Transport and Implantation CHAPTER 4 Molecular Basis for Embryonic Development Transcription Factors Signaling Molecules Receptor Molecules Signal Transduction Retinoic Acid Developmental Genes and Cancer CHAPTER 5 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 CHAPTER 6 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 CHAPTER 7 Placenta and Extraembryonic Membranes Extraembryonic Tissues Chorion and Placenta Placental Physiology Placenta and Membranes in Multiple Pregnancies CHAPTER 8 Developmental Disorders: Causes, Mechanisms, and Patterns General Principles Causes of Malformations Developmental Disturbances Resulting in Malformations PART II Development of the Body Systems CHAPTER 9 Integumentary, Skeletal and Muscular Systems Integumentary System Skeleton Muscular System CHAPTER 10 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 CHAPTER 11 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 CHAPTER 12 Neural Crest Origins of Neural Crest Migrations of Neural Crest Differentiation of Neural Crest Cells Major Divisions of Neural Crest CHAPTER 13 Sense Organs Eye Ear CHAPTER 14 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 CHAPTER 15 Digestive and Respiratory Systems and Body Cavities Digestive System Respiratory System Body Cavities CHAPTER 16 Urogenital System Urinary System Genital System Sexual Duct System External Genitalia CHAPTER 17 Cardiovascular System Developmental of Blood and the Vascular System Developmental and Partitioning of Heart Fetal Circulation CHAPTER 18 Fetal Period and Birth Growth and Form of Fetus Fetal Physiology Parturition Adaptations to Postnatal Life Overview Answers to Clinical Vignettes and Review Questions Index

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