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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

APA Citation: : Carlson, Bruce M. (2008). Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com

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See newer edition - Human embryology and developmental biology 5th end (2013)


This thoroughly revised 4th edition offers both clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development based on all the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding. Particular attention is paid to the fundamental aspects of molecular mechanisms in development, introducing you to major families of important developmental molecules. Clinical aspects of development are covered throughout in boxed sections of text. First-rate illustrations and Student Consult access, including online animations, complete this essential package.

  • Integrates contemporary developmental knowledge with classical embryological understanding.
  • Interprets complex molecular developments, to help you learn how exactly the embryo develops.
  • Presents first-rate clinical photos and clear drawings, to help you to memorize and understand normal and abnormal development.
  • Uses clear sections within the chapter and summaries at the end of each to help you navigate this complex subject.
  • Includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help you assess your knowledge.
  • Provides more coverage of molecular development to help you interpret complex information.
  • Helps you to understand the full 3-D development of the embryo and the shapes of the developing forms using detailed animations on Student Consult.
  • Revises the section on the development of the head, particularly useful for dental students.


Links: NLM ID: 101468079 | publisher page | UNSW Library Link

Links to UNSW Library - Carlson, Bruce M. (2008). Human Embryology and Developmental Biology.(requires student login) Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

Developmental Tables 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 INTERACTIONS INVOLVED WITH REPRODUCTION IN MALES REFERENCES CHAPTER 2: Transport of Gametes and Fertilization OVULATION AND EGG AND SPERM TRANSPORT FERTILIZATION REFERENCES CHAPTER 3: Cleavage and Implantation CLEAVAGE EMBRYO TRANSPORT AND IMPLANTATION REFERENCES CHAPTER 4: Molecular Basis for Embryonic Development FUNDAMENTAL MOLECULAR PROCESSES IN DEVELOPMENT REFERENCES 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 REFERENCES 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 REFERENCES CHAPTER 7: Placenta and Extraembryonic Membranes EXTRAEMBRYONIC TISSUES CHORION AND PLACENTA PLACENTAL PHYSIOLOGY PLACENTA AND MEMBRANES IN MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES REFERENCES CHAPTER 8: Developmental Disorders: Causes, Mechanisms, and Patterns GENERAL PRINCIPLES CAUSES OF MALFORMATIONS DEVELOPMENTAL DISTURBANCES RESULTING IN MALFORMATIONS REFERENCES Part II: Development of the Body Systems CHAPTER 9: Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM SKELETON MUSCULAR SYSTEM REFERENCES 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 REFERENCES 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 REFERENCES CHAPTER 12: Neural Crest ORIGINS OF NEURAL CREST MIGRATIONS OF NEURAL CREST DIFFERENTIATION OF NEURAL CREST CELLS MAJOR DIVISIONS OF NEURAL CREST REFERENCES CHAPTER 13: Sense Organs EYE EAR REFERENCES 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 REFERENCES CHAPTER 15: Digestive and Respiratory Systems and Body Cavities DIGESTIVE SYSTEM RESPIRATORY SYSTEM BODY CAVITIES REFERENCES CHAPTER 16: Urogenital System URINARY SYSTEM GENITAL SYSTEM SEXUAL DUCT SYSTEM EXTERNAL GENITALIA REFERENCES CHAPTER 17: Cardiovascular System DEVELOPMENT OF BLOOD AND THE VASCULAR SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND PARTITIONING OF HEART FETAL CIRCULATION REFERENCES CHAPTER 18: Fetal Period and Birth GROWTH AND FORM OF FETUS FETAL PHYSIOLOGY PARTURITION ADAPTATIONS TO POSTNATAL LIFE OVERVIEW REFERENCES Answers to Clinical Vignettes and Review Que stions Index Developmentally Important Molecules Mentioned in Text


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