Basic Clinical Neuroscience / Edition 2

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Overview

When a patient presents with a neurological problem, there is one question that must be answered, "Where is the lesion located?" This breakthrough text - Basic Clinical Neuroanatomy - will prepare you to answer that question with confidence and success. Drs. Young and Young emphasize clinically important pathways. Their book features numerous three-dimensional illustrations of the brain and spinal cord, which enhance visualization of anatomical relationships needed to localize lesions. The authors' clear, concise, yet comprehensive, focus promotes learning.

"...uses 3-D illustrations to enhance important anatomical relationships...functional systems are described to emphasize medically important structures."

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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Persistent development in the neurosciences triggers constant updates in general study books. Since publication of the first edition of this one in 1997, many changes have occurred in the field, leading to a better understanding of diseases such as Parkinson's, degenerative disorders, and stroke. A second edition is, therefore, justified.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe in detail clinically oriented aspects of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to better understand neurological and neurosurgical diseases. Those are very important aspects fully met by the authors.
Audience: Medical and other health professions students are the main audience for this book.
Features: Three authors write 27 chapters in this book. Like any other neuroscience review, this one addresses different levels of the nervous system, neuronal and glial organization, synaptic connections, blood supply, and genetics. What makes it different from other similar books, and also from its first edition, are the interactive online resources and better clinical correlation. In current board testing materials, clinical correlation is one of the most encountered areas. This is a resource for medical and other health sciences students.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for medical and other health professions students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781753197
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 326,405
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

ORGANIZATION, CELLULAR COMPONENTS, AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CNS

Introduction to the Nervous System: Organization, Functional Units, and Supporting Structures

Spinal Cord Topography and Functional Levels

Brainstem Topography and Functional Levels

Forebrain Topography and Functional Levels

MOTOR SYSTEMS

Lower Motor Neurons: Flaccid Paralysis

The Pyramidal System: Spastic Paralysis

Spinal Motor Organization and Brainstem Supraspinal Paths: Postcapsular Lesion Recovery and Decerebrate Posturing

The Basal Ganglia: Dyskinesia

The Cerebellum: Ataxia

The Ocular Motor System: Gaze Disorders

SENSORY SYSTEMS

The Somatosensory System: Anesthesia and Analgesia

The Auditory System: Deafness

The Vestibular System: Vertigo and Nystagmus

The Visual System: Anopsia

The Gustatory and Olfactory Systems: Ageusia and Anosmia

THE CEREBRAL CORTEX AND LIMBIC SYSTEM

The Cerebral Cortex: Aphasia, Agnosia, and Apraxia

The Limbic System: Anterograde Amnesia and Inappropriate Social Behavior

THE AUTONOMIC SYSTEM

The Hypothalamus: Vegetative and Endocrine Imbalance

The Autonomic Nervous System: Visceral Abnormalities

THE BRAINSTEM AND CRANIAL NERVES

Reticular Formation: Modulation and Activation

The Cranial Nerves: Organization and Abnormalities

ACCESSORY COMPONENTS

The Circulation of the CNS: Stroke

The Cerebrospinal Fluid System: Hydrocephalus

DEVELOPMENT, AGING, AND PLASTICITY

Development of the Nervous System: Congenital Anomalies

Aging of the Nervous System: Dementia

Recovery of Function of the Nervous System: Plasticity and Regeneration

WHERE IS THE LESION?

Clinical Illustrations and Principles for Locating Lesions

APPENDICES

Glossary

Suggested Readings

Atlas of Myelin Stained Sections

Answers to Chapter Questions

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