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The text emphasizes the clinical relevance of the material through clinical cases, questions, and follow-up discussions in each chapter, motivating students to learn the information. Clinical considerations in each chapter indicate medical conditions relevant to the chapter topics. In addition, synonym/eponym tables in most chapters organize the many different terms for the same vocabulary word, and summary tables assist students in learning and memorizing. An accompanying website, www.blackwellpublishing.com/patestas includes the illustrations, along with animations of key processes.
1. Introduction to the Nervous System.
2. Development of the Nervous System.
3. Histophysiology of the Nervous Sytem.
4. Neurotransmitter Substances.
5. Spinal Cord.
6. Gross Anatomy of the Brain.
7. The Meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid.
8. Vascular Supply of the Central Nervous System.
9. The Autonomic Nervous System.
10. The Ascending Sensory Pathways.
11. The Motor Cortex and Descending Motor Pathways.
12. The Basal Ganglia.
13. The Cerebellum.
14. The Reticular Formation.
15. The Cranial Nerves.
16. The Visual System.
17. The Auditory System.
18. The Vestibular System.
19. The Olfactory System.
20. The Limbic System.
21. The Hypothalamus.
22. The Thalamus.
23. The Cerebral Cortex.
Posted September 7, 2006
Are you studying at the graduate and undergraduate level in the area of human neuroanatomy? If you are, this book is for you! Authors Leslie P. Gartner, Maria Patestas and M. A. Petestas, have written an outstanding book that is accessible and clear-- one that students would not have to wade through in order to discern key information of human neuroanatomy. Gartner, Patestas and Petestas, begin with an introduction to the nervous system. Then, they include a description of early embryology, the development of the pharyngeal arches, formation of the face, and some of the molecular events that appear to govern this entire process. The authors continue by presenting the morphology and physiology of electrical and chemical synapses. In addition, they also discuss the most common and significant of the neurotransmitter substances. The authors also discuss the brain¿s basic morphology and architecture. Then, the authors cover the vascular supply of the spinal cord. Finally, they describe the sensory receptors and the ascending sensory pathways from the body. This most excellent book is designed to help students easily master the anatomy and basic physiology of the nervous system. More importantly, this book emphasizes the clinical relevance of the material through clinical cases, questions, and follow-up discussions in each chapter, thus motivating students to learn the information.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.