Textbook of Embryology: For Undergraduate Students is one of the few books which covers all topics in embryology as per the recommendations of the Medical Council of India in a clear and concise manner. The book seeks to help students develop a basic understanding of not only the subject, but also its clinical relevance and correlations, enabling them to get a grasp of the fundamentals of the subject. This book specially covers developmental details of the gestational period. Given the significance of the events in the first 6 to 8 weeks of an embryo’s life for understanding congenital malformations, the book provides explanations for the initial few weeks in separate chapters. Various stages such as formation of three germ layers responsible for organogenesis, and folding of the embryo both at the median and at the horizontal planes (which lead to the establishment of the human form), are, thus, explained in a clear, systematic order. In view of its critical significance in the life of an embryo, a separate chapter on the formation of the pharyngeal apparatus, including pharyngeal arches, clefts, pouches, and membranes, and their derivatives, along with their developmental anomalies has been included.
Over 500 realistic, high-resolution illustrations and images to draw extensive clinical correlations.
Content drafted and organized in a manner that will cater to the needs of all undergraduate students of medical and allied health science courses.
'Learning Objectives’ section and keywords in every chapter to outline the topics covered, thereby aiding revision and recap.
Unlike most available literature, special care taken to keep not just the language simple, but also the content pertinent, avoiding all superfluous explanations and topics.
This book is demographically relevant to India, and explains some common birth anomalies such as polydactyly, tetralogy of Fallot, cleft lip, and cleft palate.