Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance provides a user-friendly introduction to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system within one, succinct, highly-illustrated volume.
Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance provides a user-friendly introduction to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system within one, succinct, highly-illustrated volume. The double page spreads begin by summarising the anatomical structure and function of the different components of the central nervous system, followed by a section on applied neurobiology which outlines how to approach the patient with neurological and psychiatric problems and provides an overview of treatment and management options. Key features of this fourth edition include: A manageable overview of the structure and function of the central nervous system Full guidance on how to approach the patient with neurological problems and the investigations used in the most common scenarios Cases highlighting the clinical relevance of the basic neuroscience New chapters on the major neurotransmitters of the CNS and their functions, the enteric nervous system and stroke A fully updated companion website with interactive self-assessment questions and case studies, flashcards and revision notes at www.ataglanceseries.com/neuroscience Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a basic neuroanatomy or neuroscience course, or can be used as a refresher for those in clinical training.
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
At a Glance
20 Apr 2012
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Introduction 6 Acknowledgements 7 List of abbreviations 8 Part 1 Anatomical and functional organization 1 Development of the nervous system 10 2 Organization of the nervous system 12 3 Autonomic nervous system 14 4 Enteric nervous system 16 5 Meninges and cerebrospinal fluid 18 6 Blood supply to the central nervous system 20 7 Cranial nerves 22 8 Anatomy of the brainstem 24 9 Organization of the spinal cord 26 10 Organization of the cerebral cortex and thalamus 28 11 Hypothalamus 30 Part 2 Cells and neurophysiology 12 Cells of the nervous system I: neurones 32 13 Cells of the nervous system II: neuroglial cells 34 14 Ion channels 36 15 Resting membrane and action potential 38 16 Neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and synapses 40 17 Nerve conduction and synaptic integration 42 18 Neurotransmitters, receptors and their pathways 44 19 Main CNS neurotransmitters and their function 46 20 Skeletal muscle structure 48 21 Skeletal muscle contraction 50 Part 3 Sensory systems 22 Sensory systems: an overview 52 23 Sensory transduction 54 24 Visual system I: the eye and retina 56 25 Visual system II: the visual pathways and subcortical visual areas 58 26 Visual system III: visual cortical areas 60 27 Auditory system I: the ear and cochlea 62 28 Auditory system II: the auditory pathways and language 64 29 Vestibular system 66 30 Olfaction and taste 68 31 Somatosensory system 70 32 Pain systems I: nociceptors and nociceptive pathways 72 33 Pain systems II: pharmacology and management 74 34 Association cortices: the posterior parietal and prefrontal cortex 76 Part 4 Motor systems 35 Organization of the motor systems 78 36 Muscle spindle and lower motor neurone 80 37 Spinal cord motor organization and locomotion 82 38 Cortical motor areas 84 39 Primary motor cortex 86 40 Cerebellum 88 41 Basal ganglia: anatomy and physiology 92 42 Basal ganglia diseases and their treatment 94 Part 5 Consciousness and higher brain function 43 Reticular formation and sleep 96 44 Consciousness and theory of mind 98 45 Limbic system and long-term potentiation 100 46 Memory 102 47 Emotion, motivation and drug addiction 104 48 Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors I: the peripheral nervous system 106 49 Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors II: the central nervous system 108 Part 6 Applied neurobiology: the principles of neurology and psychiatry 50 Approach to the patient with neurological problems 110 51 Examination of the nervous system 112 52 Investigation of the nervous system 114 53 Imaging of the central nervous system 116 54 Clinical disorders of the sensory systems 118 55 Clinical disorders of the motor system 120 56 Eye movements 122 57 Neurochemical disorders I: affective disorders 124 58 Neurochemical disorders II: schizophrenia 126 59 Neurochemical disorders III: anxiety 128 60 Neurodegenerative disorders 130 61 Neurophysiological disorders: epilepsy 132 62 Neuroimmunological disorders 134 63 Neurogenetic disorders 136 64 Cerebrovascular disease 138 65 Neuroradiological anatomy 140 Part 7 Self-assessment case studies Case studies and questions 143 Answers 148 Index 153 A companion website is available for this book at: www.ataglanceseries.com/neuroscience