Embryo CD 3.2


Structure of the program and operating instructions

The program describes the development and malformations of the human embryo.
The introduction defines important basic terms of embryology, gives a short overview of the embryonic stages, explains the structure of the program and outlines the operating instructions.
The atlas shows pictures of the 3D reconstructions created by Prof. E. Blechschmidt. You can hover your mouse over different structures, which are then highlighted with a colour of choice. At the same time, a text window appears with the corresponding term. For each atlas picture, you can generate a list of all the identified structures using the appropriate control button. A view of different organ systems from the same embryo can also be obtained (vessels, nerves, etc.). In the Information Mode, known structures are identified. You can use the Test Mode to self-test your knowledge about the selected structures.
With 20 chapters, the teaching text is a concise course on human embryology and teratology. It is intended as an accompaniment to textbooks and lectures, not a replacement. You can jump freely from the teaching text to the corresponding structures in the atlas and back again to the text. To give the text a more illustrative dimension, we have included numerous schematic drawings. In addition, some developmental processes are explained with animations.
After studying the teaching text, you may wish to test your comprehension of developmental processes. There are various multiple choice questions for this purpose.
The Index features all terms and names employed in the atlas, main text and multiple choice questions, in both in their day-to-day and medical forms. Synonyms are also provided.
It is possible to jump from any point of the program to another and back again to the starting point. Using the bookmark function, you can compile your own sequence of pictures on a specific subject to save and load at any time.
In this current third edition, the text and pictures have been improved considerably and teratology has been included. The program can now be run in English, German and French.