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19716102 Langman Medical Embryology

19716102 Langman Medical Embryology

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Preface
The ninth edition of 
Langman’s Medical Embryology
adheres to the traditionestablished by the original publication—it provides a concise but thorough de-scription of embryology and its clinical significance, an awareness of which isessentialinthediagnosisandpreventionofbirthdefects.Recentadvancesinge-netics, developmental biology, maternal-fetal medicine, and public health havesignificantlyincreasedourknowledgeofembryologyanditsrelevance.Becausebirthdefectsaretheleadingcauseofinfantmortalityandamajorcontributortodisabilities,andbecausenewpreventionstrategieshavebeendeveloped,under-standingtheprinciplesofembryologyisimportantforhealthcareprofessionals.Toaccomplishitsgoal,
 Langman’sMedicalEmbryology
retainsitsuniqueap-proach of combining an economy of text with excellent diagrams and scanningelectron micrographs. It reinforces basic embryologic concepts by providingnumerous clinical examples that result from abnormalities in developmentalprocesses. The following pedagogic features and updates in the ninth editionhelp facilitate student learning:
Organization of Material:
Langman’s Medical Embryology
is organized into twoparts. The first provides an overview of early development from gametogenesisthrough the embryonic period; also included in this section are chapters onplacental and fetal development and prenatal diagnosis and birth defects. Thesecond part of the text provides a description of the fundamental processes of embryogenesis for each organ system.
Molecular Biology:
New information is provided about the molecular basis of normal and abnormal development.
Extensive Art Program:
This edition features almost 400 illustrations, includ-ing new 4-color line drawings, scanning electron micrographs, and ultrasoundimages.
Clinical Correlates:
In addition to describing normal events, each chapter con-tains clinical correlates that appear in highlighted boxes. This material is de-signed to provide informationaboutbirth defects and other clinicalentities thatare directly related to embryologic concepts.
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