Master the concepts you need to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology
. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson's clear explanations provide an easy-to-follow "road map" through the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding of the key information you need to know for your courses, exams, and ultimately clinical practice.
Visualize normal and abnormal development with hundreds of superb clinical photos and embryological drawings.
Access the fully searchable text online, view animations, answer self-assessment questions, and much more at www.studentconsult.com.
Grasp the molecular basis of embryology, including the processes of branching and folding - essential knowledge for determining the root of many abnormalities.
Understand the clinical manifestations of developmental abnormalities with clinical vignettes and Clinical Correlations boxes throughout.
Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued. "This book covers in depth the structures and mechanisms of early human embryonic development from the prefertilization period through organogenesis and provides access to the Student Consult website, which includes downloadable full-color illustrations and animated videos showing select developmental processes. The book includes numerous boxed clinical correlations, case vignettes, and review questions with answers. The illustrations are excellent and include several new scanning electron micrographs and clinical case photographs. The revision of chapter 12, on the neural crest, is especially valuable as it effectively consolidates the latest information regarding the complex role of this tissue in development. Grouping the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems together in chapter 9 may confuse readers, as these tissues primarily arise from different primordia. The extensive passages on molecular processes and signaling pathways may be daunting to readers lacking a foundation in molecular biology or genetics, and the book would benefit from placing these sections under separate subheadings. In addition, it would be helpful to
Human Embryology and Developmental Biology