Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System

Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System

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The Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System, 3rd edition builds on the many excellent features of the second edition by increasing the number of ages represented and by the inclusion of colour plates. The third edition now contains over 20% more plates with the added material depicting early ages not well covered in earlier editions and yet is presented in a concise easy-to-use format. The Atlas provide the most comprehensive depiction not just of structures in the brain and spinal cord but also of peripheral nervous system elements and their target organs that are important for developmental neurobiologists. This allows the user to follow seamlessly neural structures through the developing embryo in both time and space. The nomenclature and identification of structures in the third edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure accuracy and compatibility with modern developmental biology findings and terminology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 281.94 x 355.6 x 30.48mm | 2,902.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • chiefly ill
  • 0123694817
  • 9780123694812
  • 1,529,075

About Ken W. S. Ashwell

Professor George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc) completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He is the author of almost 50 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals, including The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, now in its 7th Edition, which is ranked by Thomson ISI as one of the 50 most cited items in the Web of Science. Dr. Paxinos paved the way for future neuroscience research by being the first to produce a three-dimensional (stereotaxic) framework for placement of electrodes and injections in the brain of experimental animals, which is now used as an international standard. He was a member of the first International Consortium for Brain Mapping, a UCLA based consortium that received the top ranking and was funded by the NIMH led Human Brain Project. Dr. Paxinos has been honored with more than nine distinguished awards throughout his years of research, including: The Warner Brown Memorial Prize (University of California at Berkeley, 1968), The Walter Burfitt Prize (1992), The Award for Excellence in Publishing in Medical Science (Assoc Amer Publishers, 1999), The Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research (2001), The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Prize (Germany 2004), and more.
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Table of contents

Dating Embryos and Other Nomenclature Questions.
Timed Pregnancies.
Names of Structures.
The Bases of Delineation of Structures.
Embryonic Day 14 Coronal (E14 Cor).
Embryonic Day 14 Sagittal (E14 Sag).
Embryonic Day 16 Coronal (E16 Cor).
Embryonic Day 16 Sagittal (E16 Sag).
Embryonic Day 17 Coronal (E17 Cor).
Embryonic Day 19 Coronal (E19 Cor).
Embryonic Day 19 Sagittal (E19 Sag).
Postnatal Day 0 (P0).
List of Structures.
Index of Abbreviations.
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Review Text

"The atlas in indeed comprehensive, comprising eight series of photomicrographs and drawings from Nissi stained sections... The atlas can be recommended to those interested in studying the structural or neurochemical development of the normal rat brain and is useful for those interested in prenatal neurophathology following intrauterine exposure to toxins or other harmful agents. It can also be recommended to neuroscientists interested in explant of brain slice cultures (or co-cultures), and to scientists involved in fetal neural trans-plantation... The authors and publishers are to be commended for the thoroughness with which the atlas has been prepared."
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