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Embryology at a Glance

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This brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to key embryological concepts, with concise, memorable descriptions of major embryological developments. Embryology at a Glance introduces the basic principles of human development, from mitosis and meiosis, and walks you through the primary formation of each body system, with coverage of the continued development of the respiratory and vascular systems during the foetal and neonatal periods. Fully geared towards the medical school curriculum, the coverage of major steps in human development allows a better understanding of adult anatomy, development-associated conditions, congenital abnormalities and their treatments. Embryology at a Glance: * Features full colour photographs and illustrations, including 3-dimensional illustrations where appropriate, and full labels * Offers one-stop coverage of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive systems * Highlights clinical correlations throughout * Includes timelines so you won t lose sight of the temporal aspect of embryology * Includes Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Extended Matching questions (EMQs) for revision and review A companion website with links to the Dr Webster s embryological and anatomical podcasts is available at: The clear, descriptive diagrams characteristic of the at a Glance series will help all medical students and health professionals develop an understanding of human development and its implications for clinical practice.
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Table of Contents

Preface 6 Acknowledgements 7 List of abbreviations 8 Timeline 9 Part 1 Early development 1 Embryology in medicine 10 2 Language of embryology 12 3 Introduction to development 14 4 Embyonic and foetal periods 16 5 Mitosis 18 6 Meiosis 20 7 Spermatogenesis 22 8 Oogenesis 24 9 Fertilisation 26 10 From zygote to blastocyst 28 11 Implantation 30 12 Placenta 32 13 Gastrulation 34 14 Germ layers 36 15 Neurulation 38 16 Neural crest cells 40 17 Body cavities (embryonic) 42 18 Folding of the embryo 44 19 Segmentation 46 20 Somites 48 Part 2 Systems development 21 Skeletal system (ossification) 50 22 Skeletal system 52 23 Muscular system 54 24 Musculoskeletal system: limbs 56 25 Circulatory system: heart tube 58 26 Circulatory system: heart chambers 60 27 Circulatory system: blood vessels 62 28 Circulatory system: embryonic veins 64 29 Circulatory system: changes at birth 66 30 Respiratory system 68 31 Digestive system: gastrointestinal tract 70 32 Digestive system: associated organs 72 33 Digestive system: congenital anomalies 74 34 Urinary system 76 35 Reproductive system: ducts and genitalia 78 36 Reproductive system: gonads 80 37 Endocrine system 82 38 Head and neck: arch I 84 39 Head and neck: arch II 86 40 Head and neck: arch III 88 41 Head and neck: arches IV VI 90 42 Central nervous system 92 43 Peripheral nervous system 94 44 The ear 96 45 The eye 98 Part 3 Self-assessment MCQs 101 MCQ answers 106 EMQs 107 EMQ answers 108 Glossary 109 Index 114

About the Author

Samuel Webster is Lecturer in Anatomy & Embryology at the College of Medicine, Swansea University Rhiannon de Wreede is Honorary Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Swansea University

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