Larsen's human embryology [electronic resource]

  • Schoenwolf, Gary , Bleyl, Steven , Brauer, Philip , Francis-West, Philippa
  • Elsevier
  • 2020
Larsen's human embryology [electronic resource]


Offering a well-organized, straightforward approach to a highly complex subject, Larsen’s Human Embryology, 6th Edition, provides easy-to-read, comprehensive coverage of human embryonic development for today’s students. It integrates anatomy and histology with cellular and molecular mechanisms, focusing on both normal development and congenital anomalies. Highly illustrated with superb drawings and photographs, it features a strong clinical focus based on the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding.
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1. Gametogenesis, Fertilization, and First Week
2. Second Week : Becoming Bilaminar and Fully Implanting
3. Third Week : Becoming Trilaminar and Establishing Body Axes
4. Fourth Week : Forming the Embryo
5. Principles and Mechanisms of Morphogenesis and Dysmorphogenesis
6. Fetal Development and the Fetus as a Patient
7. Development of the Skin and Its Derivatives
8. Development of the Musculoskeletal System
9. Development of the Central Nervous System
10. Development of the Peripheral Nervous System
11. Development of the Respiratory System and Body Cavities
12. Development of the Heart
13. Development of the Vasculature
14. Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract
15. Development of the Urinary System
16. Development of the Reproductive System
17. Development of the Pharyngeal Apparatus and Face
18. Development of the Ears
19. Development of the Eyes
20. Development of the Limbs