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    T.W. Sadler, Ph. D., Consultant, Birth Defects Prevention, Twin Bridges, Madison County, ... Show More Montana, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Visiting Professor of Embroyology, East Tennessee State University, Quillen School of Medicine, Senior Scholar, Greenwood Genetics Center, Greenwood, South Carolina ; computer illustrations by Susan L. Sadler-Redmond ; scanning electron micrographs by Kathy Tosney ; ultrasound images by Jan Byrne and Hytham Imseis.
    Summary: 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. 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. Online learning resources for students include an interactive question bank and animations.

    Introduction to molecular regulation and signaling
    Gametogenesis: conversion of germ cells into male and female gametes
    First week of development: ovulation to implantation
    Second week of development: bilaminar germ disc
    Third week of development: trilaminar germ disc
    Third to eighth weeks: the embryonic period
    The gut tube and the body cavities
    Third month to birth: the fetus and placenta
    Birth defects and prenatal diagnosis
    The axial skeleton
    Muscular system
    Cardiovascular system
    Respiratory system
    Digestive system
    Urogenital system
    Head and neck
    Central nervous system
    Integumentary system.