Medical Embryology

Medical Embryology

by Abhishek



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Medical Embryology adheres to the tradition established by the original publication—it provides a concise but thorough description of embryology and its clinical significance, an awareness of which is essentialinthediagnosisandpreventionofbirthdefects.Recentadvancesingenetics, developmental biology, maternal-fetal medicine, and public health have significantlyincreasedourknowledgeofembryologyanditsrelevance.Because birthdefectsaretheleadingcauseofinfantmortalityandamajorcontributorto disabilities,andbecausenewpreventionstrategieshavebeendeveloped,understandingtheprinciplesofembryologyisimportantforhealthcareprofessionals. Toaccomplishitsgoal,Langman’sMedicalEmbryologyretainsitsuniqueapproachofcombininganeconomyoftextwithexcellentdiagramsandscanning electron micrographs. It reinforces basic embryologic concepts by providing numerous clinical examples that result from abnormalities in developmental processes. The following pedagogic features and updates in the ninth edition help facilitate student learning:

Chapter 1:   Medical Embryology