Textbook of Clinical Embryology - E-book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Feb 10, 2014 - Medical - 352 pages

Textbook of Clinical Embryology faithfully follows the syllabus of Embryology recommended by the Medical Council of India. It covers in detail all the developmental events in prenatal period. Following recent trends in medical education, this book in addition to basic information also provides knowledge on embryological and genetic basis of clinical conditions through its features of Clinical Correlation and Clinical Problems.

With the wealth of relevant knowledge, this book is ideal for undergraduate medical and dental students and it is highly recommended for students preparing for various entrance examinations like PG entrance, USMLE, PLAB, etc.

Main Highlights

  • Meticulously designed, accurate, simplified, and easily reproducible four-color illustrations form a unique feature of this book.
  • Clinical Correlation integrated in text highlighting practical application of embryological facts; an approach increasingly being adopted in medical teaching.
  • Detailed description of gametogenesis, fertilization, and organogenesis.
  • Molecular and genetic basis of embryology and birth defects also discussed.
  • Developmental events during entire gestation period given in a sequence in the last chapter for quick recall and application in day-to-day clinical practice.


  • Overviews, tables, and flowcharts summarize the text and present complex data in a simple manner.
  • Additional information of higher academic value presented in a simple way in the form of N.B. to make it more interesting for readers, especially the aspiring postgraduates.
  • Provides problem-based clinical and functional perspective at the end of each chapter to initiate interest of students in problem based learning (PBL).
  • Important facts useful for candidates appearing in various entrance examinations like PGME, USMLE, and PLAB listed under Golden Facts to Remember.
  • Multiple Choice Questions at the end of the book for self-assessment of the topics studied.

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Chapter 1 Introduction toHuman Embryology
Chapter 2 Reproductive System
Chapter 3 Cell Division and Gametogenesis
Chapter 4 Fertilization and Formation of Germ Layers
Chapter 5 Formation of Primitive Streak Notochord Neural Tube Subdivisions of Intraembryonic Mesoderm and Folding of Embryo
Chapter 6 Extraembryonic Membranes and Twinning
Chapter 7 Integumentary System
Chapter 8 Skeletal System
Chapter 16 Respiratory System
Chapter 17 Body Cavities and Diaphragm
Chapter 18 Development of Heart
Chapter 19 Development of Blood Vessels
Chapter 20 Development of Urinary System
Chapter 21 Genital System
Chapter 22 Development of Nervous System
Chapter 23 Pituitary Pineal and Adrenal Glands

Chapter 9 Muscular System
Chapter 10 Pharyngeal Appararus
Chapter 11 Development of Tongue and Thyroid
Chapter 12 Development of Face Nose and Palate
Chapter 13 Digestive Tract
Chapter 14 Major Digestive Glands and Spleen
Chapter 15 Development of Oral Cavity Mouth
Chapter 24 Eye and Ear
Chapter 25 Medical Genetics
Chapter 26 Application of Embryology in Clinical Practice
Multiple Choice Questions
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Vishram Singh is presently Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, and Member of the Academic Council and Core Committee PhD Course, Santosh Medical College, Santosh University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Anatomical Society of India. He holds MBBS and MS (Anatomy) degrees from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, UP. Professor Singh has been teaching anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students at several colleges and institutes like King George’s Medical College, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and has been an examiner to various colleges and universities. He has more than 40 years of experience in teaching, research, and clinical practice. He is the recipient of The Best Teacher and Researcher Award from Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya. He is an expert in anatomy and has more than 15 books to his credit and published several research articles in national and international journals.

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