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By Dr. Ronald W. Dudek PhD

This sequence extracts an important info on each one subject and provides it in a concise, uncluttered model to organize scholars for the USMLE. High-Yield skill precisely that!

High-Yield Embryology, 5th version presents a focused, effective evaluate of embryology fabric proven at the USMLE Step 1. suggestions are provided in a streamlined define structure with tables, diagrams, photographs, and radiographs to explain very important material.

In reaction to pupil suggestions, the 5th variation features:

  • New and up-to-date figures
  • Additional USMLE-style case stories on the finish of every chapter
  • An improved part on early development 

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C. Some blood in the right atrium enters the right ventricle; blood in the right ventricle enters the pulmonary trunk, but most of the blood bypasses the lungs through the ductus arteriosus. Fetal lungs receive only a minimal amount of blood for growth and development; the blood is returned to the left ventricle via pulmonary veins. Fetal lungs are not capable of performing their adult respiratory function because they are functionally immature and the fetus is underwater (amnionic fluid). The placenta provides respiratory function.

CD may be found either intracranially or in the sacral region and occurs more commonly in men late in adult life (age 50 years). EMBRYONIC PERIOD (WEEKS 3–8) 21 B. FIRST MISSED MENSTRUAL PERIOD 1. Is usually the first indication of pregnancy. 2. Week 3 of embryonic development coincides with the first missed menstrual period. Note that at this time the embryo has already undergone 2 weeks of development. 3. It is crucial that the woman become aware of a pregnancy as soon as possible because the embryonic period is a period of high susceptibility to teratogens.

Hydrops fetalis), may lead to death. In these cases, an intrauterine transfusion is indicated. Rh0(D) immune globulin (RhoGAM, MICRhoGAM) is a human immunoglobulin G (IgG) preparation that contains antibodies against Rh factor and prevents a maternal antibody response to Rhpositive cells that may enter the maternal bloodstream of an Rh-negative mother. This drug is administered to Rh-negative mothers during the third trimester and within 72 hours after the birth of an Rh-positive baby to prevent erythroblastosis fetalis during subsequent pregnancies.

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