The Human Nervous System

The Human Nervous System : Structure and Function

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The subject matter of this volume is comprised of an overview emphasizing fundamental and core information about the neuroscience of the human nervous system. In this regard the sixth edition has been improved upon from former volumes in this series, by the implementation of original illustrations. In this sixth edition, new data is presented on recent advances in molecular neurobiology, development and aging of the nervous system, cranial nerves, and plasticity and the nervous system. With this new material presented, the sixth edition of The Human Nervous System proves to surpass the high quality content already standard in this series.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 178 x 252 x 22mm | 1,038.73g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 178 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables, biography
  • 1588290409
  • 9781588290403
  • 1,991,410

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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. Award-winning medical illustrator Robert J. Demarest has created new and revised legacy illustrations in cooperation with his neuroscientist coauthors, adding 24 figures to the previous 149. His 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. Highly praised and widely appreciated in its earlier versions, this new 6th edition of The Human Nervous System: Structure and Function incorporates all the latest neuroanatomical discoveries and offers medical students and interested neuroscientists a readily understandable and awe-inspiring view of the organization of the human nervous system. Its explanatory power and visual insight make this book an indispensable source of quick understanding that readers will consult gratefully again and again.
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"This is an excellent purchase for general medical libraries and neuroscience departments." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal
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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 Cerebellum The Visual System Autonomic Nervous System Hypothalamus The Reticular Formation and the Limbic System Thalamus Basal Ganglia and Extrapyramidal System Cerebral Cortex Index
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