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Before we are born : essentials of embryology and birth defects / Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA, Professor Emeritus, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Former Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Associate Dean for Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Former Professor and Head of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, T.V.N. (Vid) Persaud, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath (Lond.), FAAA, Professor Emeritus and Former Head, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Professor of Anatomy, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies, Mark G. Torchia, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Development, Department of Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences, Director, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Moore, Keith L. (Author). Persaud, T. V. N., (author.). Torchia, Mark G., (author.).


As the study of embryology continues to be integrated with a range of disciplines, Before We Are Born remains the ideal solution for students who need to quickly learn the basics. Fully updated by the world?s foremost embryologists, this medical reference book provides concise guidance on human embryology at every stage of development, utilizing rich illustrations and photographs designed to further explain content. Understand all of the latest advances in embryology, including normal and abnormal embryogenesis, causes of birth defects, and the role of genes in human development. See how discoveries in molecular biology have affected clinical practice, including the development of sophisticated new techniques such as recumbent DNA technology and stem cell manipulation. Prepare for the USMLE Step 1 with clinical case presentations, highlighted in special boxes, which demonstrate how embryology concepts relate to clinical practice. Quickly review just the embryology information you need to know, masterfully distilled from the popular book The Developing Human, written by the same author team. Understand the complex concepts inherent in embryology with help from streamlined content, didactic illustrations, and clinical photos. Test your knowledge with brand-new review questions at the end of each chapter. Searchable, portable, shareable, and perpetual, this Student Consult title offers enhanced features that allow you to interact with your content like never before.

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  • ISBN: 9780323313377
  • ISBN: 032331337X
  • Physical Description: xix, 361 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Edition: 9th edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction to human development -- Human reproduction -- First week of human development -- Second week of human development -- Third week of human development -- Fourth to eighth weeks of human develoment -- Fetal period : the ninth week to birth -- Placenta and fetal membranes -- Body cavities, mesenteries, and diaphragm -- Pharyngeal apparatus, face, and neck -- Respiratory system -- Alimentary system -- Urogenital system -- Cardiovascular system -- Musculoskeletal system -- Nervous system -- Development of eyes and ears -- Integumentary system -- Human birth defects -- The cellular and molecular basis of development.
Subject: Embryology, Human.
Abnormalities, Human.
Embryonic Development.
Congenital Abnormalities.
Embryology > methods.
Embryonic and Fetal Development.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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