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ISBN-10: 1605473162

ISBN-13: 9781605473161

Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Ronald W. Dudek

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High-Yield Embryology, Fourth Edition provides a concise, focused review of the most important embryology information needed for the USMLE Step 1. Chapters cover prefertilization events and the embryonic period, embryologic development of each organ system, chromosomal abnormalities, inherited diseases, teratology and more. To prepare students for the clinical vignettes on the USMLE, the book includes numerous clinical cases with words and phrases that patients use. A mini-atlas at the end of each chapter presents photographs, MRIs, CT scans, and radiographs of various congenital malformations.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Prefertilization Events
Gametes (Oocytes and Spermatozoa)
Female Gametogenesis (Oogenesis)
Hormonal Control of the Female Reproductive Cycle
Male Gametogenesis (Spermatogenesis)
Clinical Considerations
Week 1 (Days 1-7)
Blastocyst Formation
Clinical Considerations
Week 2 (Days 8-14)
Extraembryonic Mesoderm
Clinical Considerations
Embryonic Period (Weeks 3-8)
Clinical Considerations
Placenta, Amniotic Fluid, and Umbilical Cord
The Placenta as an Endocrine Organ
The Placental Membrane
Amniotic Fluid
Umbilical Cord
Fetal Circulation
Cardiovascular System
Formation of Heart Tube
Primitive Heart Tube Dilatations
The Aorticopulmonary (AP) Septum
The Atrial Septum
The Atrioventricular (AV) Septum
The Interventricular (IV) Septum
Development of the Arterial System
Development of the Venous System
Digestive System
Primitive Gut Tube
Foregut Derivatives
Midgut Derivatives
Hindgut Derivatives
The Anal Canal
Urinary System
The Pronephros
The Mesonephros
The Metanephros
Development of the Metanephros
Relative Ascent of the Kidneys
Blood Supply of the Kidneys
Development of the Urinary Bladder
Clinical Considerations
Female Reproductive System
The Indifferent Embryo
Development of the Gonads
Development of Genital Ducts
Development of the Primordia of External Genitalia
Clinical Considerations
Male Reproductive System
The Indifferent Embryo
Development of the Gonads
Development of the Genital Ducts
Development of the Primordia of External Genitalia
Clinical Considerations
Summary Table of Female and Male Reproductive Systems Development
Respiratory System
Upper Respiratory System
Lower Respiratory System
Development of the Trachea
Development of the Bronchi
Development of the Lungs
Head and Neck
Pharyngeal Apparatus
Development of the Thyroid Gland
Development of the Tongue
Development of the Face
Development of the Palate
Clinical Considerations
Nervous System
Development of the Neural Tube
Neural Crest Cells
Vesicle Development of the Neural Tube
Development of the Spinal Cord
Development of the Hypophysis (Pituitary Gland)
Congenital Malformations of the Central Nervous System
The Internal Ear
The Membranous and Bony Labyrinths
The Middle Ear
The External Ear
Congenital Malformations of the Ear
Development of the Optic Vesicle
Development of Other Eye Structures
Congenital Malformations of the Eye
Body Cavities
Formation of the Intraembryonic Coelom
Partitioning of the Intraembryonic Coelom
Positional Changes of the Diaphragm
Clinical Considerations
Endocrinology of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Dating
Pregnancy Milestones
Prenatal Diagnostic Procedures
Fetal Distress During Labor (Intrapartum)
The Apgar Score
Infectious Agents
TORCH Infections
Category X Drugs (Absolute Contraindication in Pregnancy)
Category D Drugs (Definite Evidence of Risk to Fetus)
Chemical Agents
Recreational Drugs
Ionizing Radiation
Selected Photographs