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Basic Concepts in Embryology
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Prologue
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY FRAMEWORK
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Early development

CHAPTER 2. DEVELOPMENTAL PERIODS AND CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS
Developmental Periods
Embryonic Body Axis Terminology
Congenital Abnormalities
Prenatal Diagnosis Techniques
CHAPTER 3. FERTILIZATION
Prologue to Fertilization
Fertilization
CHAPTER 4. EARLY EMBRYOGENESIS AND IMPLANTATION
Timetable of Developments
Events of Embryonic Development in Week 1
Events of Development in Week 2
Events of Development in Week 3
Extraembryonic Developments in Weeks 1-3

Putting it all together: Setting up germ layers and body form

CHAPTER 5. GERM LAYER DERIVATIVES
Germ Layers: The Building Blocks of Organs
Body Folds Rearrange Germ Layers
Origins of Four Basic Tissue Types
Distinguishing Between Tissue Types
Building Organs from Tissues
Ectoderm Derivatives
Endoderm Derivatives
Mesoderm Derivatives
Summary of Germ Layer Derivatives
CHAPTER 6. FORMATION OF EMBRYONIC REGIONS: TRUNK, LIMBS, AND HEAD
Formation of Three Embryonic Regions
Externally Visible Changes in Body Form

Organogenesis: Tissues interact to form the building blocks of organs

CHAPTER 7. SKELETAL SYSTEM
Germ Layer Origins of Skeletal Tissue
Histogenesis of Cartilage and Bone
Anatomic Regions of the Mature Skeleton
Formation of Regions of the Skeleton
CHAPTER 8. MUSCULAR SYSTEM
Skeletal Muscle Tissue Formation
Formation of Regions of Skeletal Musculature
CHAPTER 9. NERVOUS SYSTEM
Nerve Tissue Formation
Central Nervous System Development
Peripheral Nervous System Development
CHAPTER 10. FORMATION OF HEAD AND NECK
Components of the Head
Development of the Face
Development of Internal Viscerocranial Structures
Epithelial Derivatives of Pharyngeal Pouches and Clefts
Development of the Eye and Optic Nerve
Development of the Ear
Congenital Defects
CHAPTER 11. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
Components of the Mature Cardiovascular System
Germ Layer Origins
Heart Formation
Formation of the Vasculature
Lymphatic Vasculature
Circulation Patterns Before and After Birth
CHAPTER 12. GASTROINTENSTINAL SYSTEM
Components of the Gastrointestinal System
Germ-Layer Origins of the Gastrointestinal System
Formation of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Formation Associated Digestive Organs: Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas
Formation of Peritoneum, Mesenteries, Ligaments, and Diaphragm
CHAPTER 13. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Elements of the Mature Respiratory System
Origins of the Respiratory System
Congenital Defects of the Respiratory System
CHAPTER 14. URINARY SYSTEM
Common Origins of Urinary and Genital Systems
Elements of Adult Urinary System
Embryonic Development of the Kidneys
Embryonic Development of Ureters, Bladder, and Urethra
Congenital Defects of the Urinary System
CHAPTER 15. REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
Common Origins of Urogenital Systems
Components of Mature Reproductive Systems
Germ Layer Origins of the Reproductive System
Development of Gonads
Development of Other Internal Reproductive Organs
Development of External Genitalia
Production of Gametes in the Fetus and After Puberty
CHAPTER 16. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
Organs of the Endocrine System
Embryonic Development of Endocrine Glands
Structure and Origins of the Pituitary Gland
Structure and Origins of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Structure and Origins of the Adrenal Gland
Structure and Origins of Endocrine Tissues Contained
within Other Organs
CHAPTER 17. HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM
Components of the Mature Hematopoietic System
Development of the Hematopoietic System
CHAPTER 18. MATURATION OF PLACENTA AND FETAL MEMBRANES
Review of Initial Events in Implantation and Placental Formation
Formation of the Mature Placenta
Maturation of the Amnion, Yolk Sac, and Umbilical Cord
Placental Functions

Index

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