Langman's Medical Embryology / Edition 12

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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. In addition, online teaching and learning resources include the fully searchable text online, as well as an interactive Quiz Bank for students and an image bank.
  • 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.
  • An online interactive USMLE-style Question Bank helps you review for exams and prepare for the Boards.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Harris S Goodman, MD (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book presents human embryology in terms of its clinical relevance. This edition replaces and expands upon the 2009 edition.
Purpose: It is intended to provide a basic understanding of human embryology for healthcare professionals, and relate that knowledge to clinically relevant cases. It meets these objectives with clear, concise text, beautifully simple and well-designed diagrams, and relevant clinical images.
Audience: Although it is written primarily for medical students, any healthcare professionals who deal with pregnant women, childbirth, newborn infants, and patients with birth defects will find this extremely useful. T.W. Sadler, PhD, an expert in embryology and birth defects, became coauthor with the 5th edition in 1985, and ever since has kept the solid foundation of the book intact while adding new and relevant material.
Features: The first half of the book discusses general embryology, from gametogenesis through the embryonic period. The second half describes the development of each organ system. All chapters include a concise summary, captivating clinical correlates, and a small number of clinical problems to solve. Answers are provided immediately before a helpful glossary of terms and an extensive index. Diagrams are very well designed and easy to understand, and photographs are clear and relevant.
Assessment: This is an extremely useful book for any student of human embryology and human anatomy. It retains the economy of text of early editions and beautiful diagrams, supplemented by brief descriptions of newer developments in molecular pathways, relevant clinical correlates, and helpful problems with answers.
From the Publisher

“This book is clearly well written and this has been a real eye opener as to how clean and colorful a text can be in embryology, ultimately making it such a joy to learn from. I am quite happy I was able to come across this text and see how much different and better it is than what I used for my embryology.” --Student Reviewer

“Illustrations are very pleasing to the reader. I am thoroughly impressed with the figures and respective images. The shear [sic] number of examples I am able to see through example figures/images is very captivating and engaging as a student.” --Student Reviewer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451113426
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Edition description: Twelfth
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 180,535
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Embryology : old and new frontiers and an introduction to molecular regulation and signaling 3
Ch. 2 Gametogenesis : conversion of germ cells into male and female gametes 11
Ch. 3 First week of development : ovulation to implantation 31
Ch. 4 Second week of development : bilaminar germ disc 45
Ch. 5 Third week of development : trilaminar germ disc 55
Ch. 6 Third to eighth weeks : the embryonic period 67
Ch. 7 Third month to birth : the fetus and placenta 89
Ch. 8 Birth defects and prenatal diagnosis 111
Ch. 9 Skeletal system 125
Ch. 10 Muscular system 143
Ch. 11 Body cavities 151
Ch. 12 Cardiovascular system 159
Ch. 13 Respiratory system 195
Ch. 14 Digestive system 203
Ch. 15 Urogenital system 229
Ch. 16 Head and neck 257
Ch. 17 Central nervous system 285
Ch. 18 Ear 317
Ch. 19 Eye 325
Ch. 20 Integumentary system 335
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