Before We are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects

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Saunders, 2003 - Medical - 448 pages
This highly successful resource distills all of the most essential information of human embryology and teratology from THE DEVELOPING HUMAN: CLINICALLY ORIENTED EMBRYOLOGY, 7th Edition presenting the crucial clinical and scientific concepts in an easy-to-use format. Completely revised and updated, the 6th Edition emphasizes the clinical aspects throughout by using clinical correlations as well as hundreds of outstanding illustrations.

  • Incorporates the molecular aspects of embryonic development, including information on stem cells · homeobox
    genes · gamete formation · regulation control and the molecules/receptors involved · gene activity and expression · and more.
  • Includes illustrations of new diagnostic procedures, including sonographs, MRIs, electron micrographs, 3D images, and clinical photographs.
  • Presents completely revised and updated Clinically Oriented Questions and Answers based on the current requirements of the USMLE Step 1.
  • Offers reader-friendly features including brief explanations of clinical terms · clinical applications boxes · timetables for critical periods in prenatal development · and end-of-chapter summariesenabling readers to quickly zero in on essential information.

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About the author (2003)

Mark G. Torchia is Associate Professor and Director of Development Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba. T. V. N. Persaud is 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, and Professor of Anatomy and Embryology, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies. Keith L. Moore is Professor Emeritus, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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