The Embryonic Human Brain: An Atlas of Developmental Stages / Edition 2

The Embryonic Human Brain: An Atlas of Developmental Stages / Edition 2

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The Embryonic Human Brain: An Atlas of Developmental Stages / Edition 2

As a wholly unique atlas and the only book specializing on theprenatal human brain during both the embryonic and fetal periods,this updated version of The Embryonic Human Brain: An Atlas ofDevelopmental Stages provides the latest information on humandevelopment with more than one hundred new pages and sixtyadditional illustrations. Written by one of the world's foremostauthorities in the field of human embryology, this monograph givesprofessionals up-to-date, detailed drawings and texts based onthree-dimensional reconstructions of varied morphological processesof the brain.

Clearly written and detailed, this Second Edition presents the mostaccurate photographs, drawings, and photomicrographs of the humanbrain, including lateral views and median reconstructions of thebrain at each stage, with revised tables and ages conforming withthe most current ultrasonic findings in the field. The EmbryonicHuman Brain: An Atlas of Developmental Stages, Second Editioncontains essential information on the embryonic period proper (thefirst eight postovulatory weeks) by providing:
* New figures on arteries, based on the well-known studies ofPadget
* Over 300 figures of the embryonic and fetal human brain
* The latest information concerning the cerebellum in both theembryonic and fetal periods, with special attention paid tohippocampal formation
* An expanded account of the fetal period, emphasizing continuityof development, with supplemental postnatal images
* A timely, expanded bibliography, and new appendices relating tomedian features, tracts, and the rhombencephalon

The Embryonic Human Brain: An Atlas of Developmental Stages, SecondEdition is an authoritative and indispensable resource forneuroscientists, developmental biologists, neurologists, andneurosurgeons, and is an essential handbook on current knowledge ofhuman development for psychiatric and psychological professionalsworldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471254508
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.72(w) x 11.42(h) x 1.45(d)

About the Author

RONAN O'RAHILLY, MD, DSc, Dr hc, is Professor Emeritus of Human Anatomy and Neurology in the University of California at Davis, and FABIOLA MÜLLER, Dr HABIL RER NAT, was formerly research embryologist at the Carnegie Laboratories of Embryology in the University of California at Davis.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Historical Aspects.


Prenatal Measurements.

Embryonic Staging.

Prenatal Age.

Terminology and Definitions.

Early Stages.

Stage 9:The Major Divisions of the Brain.

Stage11: Closure of the Rostral Neuropore.

Stage 14: The Future Cerebral Hemispheres.

Stage 16: Evagination of the Neurohypophysis.

Stage 17: The Future Olfactory Bulb and the First AmygdaloidNuclei.

Stage 22: The Internal Capsule and the Olfactory Tract.

Stage 23: The Brain at the End of the Embryonic Period.

Trimester 2.

Early Postnatal Life.




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