A Textbook of Neuroanatomy [NOOK Book]

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This complete, yet concise text is designed to help students easily master the anatomy and basic physiology of the nervous system. Accessible and clear, the text highlights interrelationships between systems, structures, and the rest of the body as it moves through various regions of the brain. A comprehensive chapter on embryology furthers this end, showing students the major themes in the configuration of human anatomy. The organization navigates the student through the many details involved in neuroanatomy. ...
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A Textbook of Neuroanatomy

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Overview

This complete, yet concise text is designed to help students easily master the anatomy and basic physiology of the nervous system. Accessible and clear, the text highlights interrelationships between systems, structures, and the rest of the body as it moves through various regions of the brain. A comprehensive chapter on embryology furthers this end, showing students the major themes in the configuration of human anatomy. The organization navigates the student through the many details involved in neuroanatomy. The first nine chapters introduce the main principles and terms that play a role in neuroanatomy, and the remaining chapters then use this information to describe the anatomy and function of the various pathways and discrete systems.


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118687741
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,244,050
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Maria A. Patestas is Associate Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University. She has taught gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, and histology in various programs, and served as the chief coordinator of the physical therapy program neuroanatomy course from 1995 to 2001. In 2000, Dr Patestas received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Physical Therapy Program Class.

Leslie P. Gartner is Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Dental School of the University of Maryland. He has received numerous teaching awards and is the author of Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology, 3rd Edition (1999), Oral Histology and Embryology, 2nd Edition (1999) as well as the coauthor of the well-respected Textbook of Head and Neck Anatomy, 3rd Edition, with James L. Hiatt (2001), and coauthor of the Color Textbook of Histology, 2nd Edition (2001) and the Color Atlas of Histology, 4th Edition (2005) also with James L. Hiatt. The atlas, which is used by almost half the US medical schools, has been translated into eight languages. He also coauthored Cell Biology and Histology, 4th Edition (2003) with James L. Hiatt and Judy M. Strum and is the Histology consultant to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition (2006).

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Table of Contents

Preface.

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.

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2006

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    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.

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