Neuroscience at a Glance / Edition 2by Roger A. Barker, Stephen Barasi, Michael J. Neal
Pub. Date: 11/15/2003
The authors successfully integrate anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology to provide a review of the structure and function of the nervous system./b>
Neuroscience at a Glance is designed to provide medical students and other allied health students who require a concise guide to neuroscience, with a quick review of a traditionally complex field.
The authors successfully integrate anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology to provide a review of the structure and function of the nervous system. Although not a clinical neurology text, the second edition includes four new chapters on Examination of the Nervous System, Investigation of the Nervous System, Clinical Disorders of the Sensory Pathways and Clinical Disorders of the Motor Pathways. The introduction of these new chapters provides excellent clinical relevence for readers while the book continues to provide accessible up-to-date explanations of neuroscience.
All in all, the second edition of Neuroscience at a Glance provides students with an invaluable review of this complex subject.
"Neuroscience at a Glance gives you just the right amount of information presented in a student-friendly format...There is also a free online companion to the book at www.medicalneuroscience.com containing glossaries and relevant further reading signposts which I found useful.
In my opinion, it gives the student everything needed to learn about and understand the working of the brain and spinal cord without bogging you down by over-complicating things."
"Neuroscience. would have been much easier to understand if I had had this book"
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Table of Contents
Part I : The anatomical and functional organization of the nervous system.
1. The organization of the nervous system.
2. The development of the nervous system.
3. The cells of the nervous system I: Neurons.
4. The cells of the nervous system II: Neuroglial cells.
5. Ion channels.
6. The resting membrane and action potential.
7. The neuromuscular junction and synapses.
8. Nerve conduction and synaptic integration.
9. Neurotransmitters, receptors and their pathways.
10. Skeletal muscle structure.
11. Skeletal muscle contraction.
12. Organization of the spinal cord.
13. Anatomy of the brainstem.
14. Cranial nerves.
15. The organization of the cerebral cortex.
16. Meninges and cerebrospinal fluid.
17. Blood supply of the central nervous system.
Part II: Sensory systems.
18. Sensory systems: an overview.
19. Sensory transduction.
20. The somatosensory system.
21. Pain pathways: transduction and anatomy.
22. Pain Pathways: pharmacology and management.
23. The visual system I: The eye and the retina.
24. The visual system II: The visual pathways and subcortical visual areas.
25. The visual system III: Visual cortical areas.
26. The auditory system I: The ear and cochlea.
27. The auditory system II: The auditory pathways and language.
28. The vestibular system.
29. Olfaction and taste.
30. Association cortices: the posterior parietal and prefrontal cortex.
31. Clinical disorders of the sensory pathways.
Part III: Motor systems.
32. The organization of the motor systems.
33. The muscle spindle and lower motorneuron.
34. Spinal cord motor organization and locomotion.
35. The cortical motor areas.
36. Primary motor cortex.
37. The cerebellum.
38. The basal ganglia: Anatomy and physiology.
39. The basal ganglia diseases.
40. Eye movements.
41. Clinical disorders of the motor system.
Part IV: Autonomic and limbic systems, brainstem and plasticicty.
42. Autonomic nervous system.
43. The hypothalamus.
44. The reticular formation and sleep.
45. The limbic system, long-term potentiation and memory.
46. Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors I: the peripheral nervous system.
47. Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors II: the central nervous system.
Part V: Disorders of the nervous system.
48. Examination of the nervous system.
49. Investigation of the nervous system.
50. Neurochemical disorders: affective disorders and schizophrenia.
51. Neurochemical disorders: anxiety.
52. Neurodegenerative disorders.
53. Neurophysiological disorders: epilespsy.
54. Neuroimmunological disorders.
55. Neurogenetic disorders.
Appendix 1: Major neurotransmitter types.
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