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The Human Nervous System: Structure and Function / Edition 6

The Human Nervous System: Structure and Function / Edition 6

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Now in its sixth best-selling edition, The Human Nervous System: Structure and Function continues to combine clear prose with high quality tailor-made medical illustrations to achieve for neuroscientists and medical students a succinct explanation of the fundamental principles behind the organization, structure, and function of the human nervous system. The distinguished authors take advantage of the many recent advances in neurobiology and molecular biology to include new coverage of such critical discoveries as stem cells, apoptosis, the role of the amygdala in stress, and the significance of dendritic spines. Among the core topics given expanded treatments are pain and pain pathways, the visual system, development and growth of the nervous system, the chemical senses of smell and taste, and the limbic system. There is also fresh material on neuronal stem cells, the auditory and vestibular systems, neurotransmitters as the chemical messengers of certain brain circuits, the cerebellum, and lesions of the spinal nerves, spinal cord, and brainstem. The superb illustrations are designed to extract and visually highlight the essence of the neuroanatomical features embedded in the complexities of the nervous system, thereby allowing the reader to match the structures of the brain with conventional X-ray pictures, and CT, MRI, and PET scans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588290403
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 04/26/2007
Edition description: 6th ed. 2005
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Gross Anatomy of the Brain

Neurons and Associated Cells

Basic Neurophysiology

Blood Circulation

Meninges, Ventricles, and Cerebrospinal Fluid

Development and Growth of the Nervous System

The Spinal Cord

Reflexes and Muscle Tone

Pain and Temperature

Discriminative General Senses, Crude Touch, and Proprioception

Motoneurons and Motor Pathways

Lesions of the Spinal Nerves and Spinal Cord

Brainstem: Medulla, Pons, and Midbrain

Cranial Nerves and Chemical Senses

Neurotransmitters as the Chemical Messengers of Certain Circuits and Pathways

Auditory and Vestibular Systems

Lesions of the Brainstem


The Visual System

Autonomic Nervous System


The Reticular Formation and the Limbic System


Basal Ganglia and Extrapyramidal System

Cerebral Cortex


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