Human embryology is the study of the development of gametes, fertilization, and of the following developmental stages from human embryo to fetus. The MCAT fundamentals for the topic include the developmental narrative from ovulation through implantation and the development of tissues and structures during approximately the first two months of embryonic and fetal development. This descriptive level should be integrated with basic understanding of processes at the molecular, cellular and tissue level such as the behavior of morphogens on signaling pathways, gene expression, and cellular differentiation and how morphogenic movements can bring cell sheets into new spatial relationships making possible new phases of signaling and response between them.
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Conceptual Vocabulary for Human Embryology