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Overview

The Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System presents, in a readable and accessible format, key information about how the autonomic nervous system controls the body, particularly in response to stress. It represents the largest collection of world-wide autonomic nervous system authorities ever assembled in one book. It is especially suitable for students, scientists and physicians seeking key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology in one convenient source. Providing up-to-date knowledge about basic and clinical autonomic neuroscience in a format designed to make learning easy and fun, this book is a must-have for any neuroscientist’s bookshelf!

• Greatly amplified and updated from previous edition including the latest developments in the field of autonomic cardiovascular regulation and neuroscience
• Provides key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology
• Discusses stress and how its effects on the body are mediated
• Compiles contributions by over 140 experts on the autonomic nervous system

Audience: Researchers, clinical practitioners, medical and graduate students in neuroscience and neurology.

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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: The understanding of the autonomic nervous system has significantly increased over the past few decades. Dissemination of this knowledge is crucial in determining future directions in this area of neurology.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to address different aspects of the autonomic regulation of our bodies. These valuable objectives are completely met by the authors.
Audience: Neurologists, neurophysiologists, neurosurgeons, and students will find this a valuable source of information. The authors are well known authorities in the field.
Features: The 120 chapters are written by 148 authors. Although the topic has been explored in other books, the unique feature of this one is the succinct manner it explores the autonomic nervous system. Moreover, the organization of the chapters, the high quality pictures, and the progressive clinical interaction throughout the text provides a complete view of neuro-autonomic disorders, including their potential management options.
Assessment: This is an important acquisition for general libraries and for neurological departments.
Manuel Dujovny
This book is an update of the autonomic nervous system. "The purpose is to present to neuroscientists a review of the autonomic nervous system. "The audience includes neuroscientists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, internists, and pharmacists. "This book contains an excellent review of the autonomic nervous system. The references are appropriate and pertinent. "This book is an excellent review of the autonomic nervous system. This book represents a great effort on the part of the American Autonomic Society to educate students and scientists on the autonomic nervous system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125897624
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/19/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Anatomy; Part II. Pharmacology; Part III. Physiology; Part IV. Stress; Part V. Neuropathology; Part VI. Evaluation of Autonomic Function; Part VII. Cardiovascular Disorders; Part VIII. Catecholamine Disorders; Part IX. Central Autonomic Disorders; Part X. Peripheral Autonomic Failure; Part XI. Orthostatic Intolerance; Part XII. Other Clinical Conditions; Part XIII. Management of Autonomic Disorders; Part XIV. Experimental Autonomic Neuroscience.

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