Larsen's Human Embryology,
Edition 6
By Gary C. Schoenwolf, PhD, Steven B. Bleyl, MD, PhD, Philip R. Brauer, PhD and Philippa H. Francis-West, PhD

Publication Date: 03 Feb 2021
Offering a well-organized, straightforward approach to a highly complex subject, Larsen’s Human Embryology, 6th Edition, provides easy-to-read, comprehensive coverage of human embryonic development for today’s students. It integrates anatomy and histology with cellular and molecular mechanisms, focusing on both normal development and congenital anomalies. Highly illustrated with superb drawings and photographs, it features a strong clinical focus based on the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding.

Key Features

Contains new information on gene editing via CRISPr technology, organoids and the study of human disease, transcription factors and signaling pathways, and single cell sequencing.

Includes clinical scenarios that describe prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human birth defects and disease.

Features a superior art program, online animations, and high-quality drawings and photographs throughout—ideal for today’s visual learners. · Includes a strong clinical emphasis through the use of Clinical Tasters, Embryology in Practice, and In the Clinic sections.

Provides additional information on mechanisms of development and research approaches and strategies to establish these mechanisms with In the Research Lab sections.

Begins each chapter with an overview of main points as well as a graphical summary, with key terms listed in bold type.

Covers the embryology information that today’s medical students need to know for Board exams, clinics, and more, in a readable, straightforward manner.

Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access 50 narrated animations, multiple-choice questions, and all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

About the author
By Gary C. Schoenwolf, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; Steven B. Bleyl, MD, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; Philip R. Brauer, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska and Philippa H. Francis-West, PhD, King's College London Dental Institute, London, United Kingdom
Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Gametogenesis, Fertilization, and First Week

Chapter 2 Second Week: Becoming Bilaminar and Fully Implanting

Chapter 3 Third Week: Becoming Trilaminar and Establishing Body Axes

Chapter 4 Fourth Week: Forming the Embryo

Chapter 5 Principles and Mechanisms of Morphogenesis and Dysmorphogenesis

Chapter 6 Fetal Development and the Fetus as a Patient

Chapter 7 Development of the Skin and Its Derivatives

Chapter 8 Development of the Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 9 Development of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 10 Development of the Peripheral Nervous System

Chapter 11 Development of the Respiratory System and Body Cavities

Chapter 12 Development of the Heart

Chapter 13 Development of the Vasculature

Chapter 14 Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 15 Development of the Urinary System

Chapter 16 Development of the Reproductive System

Chapter 17 Development of the Pharyngeal Apparatus and Face

Chapter 18 Development of the Ears

Chapter 19 Development of the Eyes

Chapter 20 Development of the Limbs

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Book Reviews
“The book and online features constitute a very comprehensive learning tool for human embryology. This sixth edition is an excellent update of the fifth.¿ ©Doody’s Review Service, 2022, Brian R. MacPherson, PhD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine) Doody’s Score: 91 – 4 Stars!
Book details
ISBN: 9780323696043
Page Count: 560
Illustrations : Approx. 511 illustrations (432 in full color)
Retail Price : £65.99
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