Reproduction and development

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Reproduction and development

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The genital systems Anatomy of the pelvis and perineum - Male genital system - Female genital system - Sexual differentiation - - Reproductive function Production of male gametes - Production of female gametes - Pregnancy - Mammary glands and lactation - Age and reproductive status - Pharmacology of sex hormones - - Human embryology Introduction - Fertilization and pre-implantation development (weeks 1 and 2) - Gastrulation and the establishment of germ layers (weeks 3 and 4) - Embryonic folding and formation of body cavities (weeks 4 and 5) - Limb development - Cardiovascular system development - Development of the gut and associated structures - Respiratory system development - Head and neck development - Kidney development - Development of the reproductive system - -

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Subjects: Preclinical Medicine ; Reproduction, Growth and Development

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