New to this Edition
Three-dimensional animations - 2 new to this edition - help visual learners understand the subjects as discussed in the book as a whole.
New and thoroughly revised assessment questions by Mark Torchia.
Presents an authoritative description of human embryology through all stages of development.
Rich illustrations correspond to the text to enhance comprehension.
Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
Review questions and answers at the end of each chapter allow for effective exam preparation.
Covers the latest advances in embryology, including normal and abnormal embryogenesis, causes of birth defects, and the role of genes in human development.
Details how discoveries in molecular biology have affected clinical practice, including the development of sophisticated new techniques such as recumbent DNA technology and stem cell manipulation.
Clinical case presentations, highlighted in special boxes, demonstrate how embryology concepts relate to clinical practice and are ideal for preparing for the USMLE Step 1.