The Nervous System And Sense Organs

The Nervous System And Sense Organs

by Julie Mcdowell
     
 

Beginning with an exploration of nerve cells, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together in reflex responses and understanding sensory information. Major areas of the brain and the autonomic and peripheral nervous systems are covered. The five senses are

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Beginning with an exploration of nerve cells, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together in reflex responses and understanding sensory information. Major areas of the brain and the autonomic and peripheral nervous systems are covered. The five senses are discussed in relation to the nervous system. The history of the research on the nervous system is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas of scientists performing this research are explored. Nervous system disorders, symptoms and treatments are explored, including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. The reference concludes with information about maintaining a healthy nervous system, a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including Web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions.

The set provides a complete, comprehensive reference source for students interested in the human body. Each book in the ten-volume set introduces and describes a specific body system, including the parts and function of each system, the history of discovery, related diseases and treatments, as well as possible future advances in research. Detailed illustrations and diagrams, including an eight-page color insert, provide a visual reference for written material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313324567
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Series:
Human Body Systems Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

1Nerve cells : the foundation of the nervous system1
2The spinal cord19
3The brain27
4Peripheral and autonomic nervous system45
5The senses59
6History of the discovery of the nervous system75
7Nobel prize winners in medicine and physiology pursue neuroscience discoveries89
8Nervous system diseases and disorders103
9Keeping the nervous system healthy125
10Future avenues of researching the nervous system151

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