BEFORE WE ARE BORN 9th Edition ESSENTIALS oƒ EMBRYOLOGY and BIRTH DEFECTS
BEFORE WE ARE BORN 9th Edition ESSENTIALS oƒ EMBRYOLOGY and BIRTH DEFECTS Before We Are Born has been in print for more than 43 years. This concise work is based on our larger book, The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, Tenth Edition. The ninth edition of Before We Are Born has been completely updated to reflect current understanding of clinical human embryology. It provides the essentials of normal and abnormal development. As in earlier editions, clinically oriented materials are highlighted in blue color (often called blue boxes). Every chapter has been revised thoroughly to reflect new research findings and their clinical significance, as well as new understanding of the developmental biology. This edition follows the official international list of embryological terms (Terminologia Embryonica, 2013). It is important that physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, other health professionals, scientists, and students in the health professions throughout the world use the same name for each structure.
WESSENTIALS oƒ EMBRYOLOGY and BIRTH DEFECTS
We have included numerous new color photographs of embryos, fetuses (normal and abnormal), neonates (newborns), and children. There are also many new diagnostic images: US (ultrasound), CT (computed tomography) scans, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) studies of embryos and fetuses. An important feature of this book is the Clinically Oriented Questions, which appear at the end of each chapter. In addition, available through Elsevier’s studentconsult.com website, there are many helpful clinical case studies and questions with answers and explanations.
BEFORE WE ARE BORN 9th Edition
These will benefit students preparing for USMLE Step 1 and similar examinations.
Accompanying this ninth edition of Before We Are Born is an innovative set of 17 fullcolor animations that will assist students in learning the complexities of embryologic development. These animations are available at studentconsult.com. High-resolution animations are available to teachers for their lectures if they have adopted this book or The Developing Human (consult your Elsevier representative). When one of the animations is especially relevant to the book’s text, an icon has been added in the margin. The teratology (studies concerned with birth defects) section has been updated because the study of abnormal development is required for understanding the causes of birth defects and how these may be prevented.
Molecular aspects of developmental biology have been highlighted throughout the book, especially in areas that appear promising for clinical medicine and future research. Moreover, Chapter 20 is devoted exclusively to more detailed information related to the cellular and molecular basis of embryonic development.