Handbook of Physiology

Handbook of Physiology : Section 1: The Nervous System Volume IV: Intrinsic Regulatory Systems of the Brain

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An in-depth examination of those components in the brain's reticular core that provide the general mechanisms for integration. This volume offers a dramatic contrast and comparison between the highly precise and specific structures and functions of the motor and sensory systems described in Volume II (Motor Control, 2 volumes, edited by Vernon B. Brooks) and Volume III (Sensory Processes, 2 volumes, edited by Ian Darian-Smith), and the more divergent structures and less functionally constrained effects of the systems of the reticular core. The text proceeds from studies of synaptic transmitter mechanisms in the central and peripheral nervous systems to studies of specific, chemically defined anatomic systems that incorporate these mechanisms and divergent structures into a regulatory ensemble process.show more

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  • Hardback
  • 224 x 286 x 41mm | 2,635g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Subsequent
  • 0195206614
  • 9780195206616

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"This book and others in this series will be a place--the place--to start. All the chapters are comprehensive and detailed in their coverage, and most give an excellent account of the history of their topic. . . A reference volume of formidable proportions. It provides as up-to-date an account of modern, integrative neurophysiology as could reasonable be sought, and will take the serious student to the forefront of knowledge." --The Medical Journal of Australia "This book and others in this series will be a place--the place--to start. All the chapters are comprehensive and detailed in their coverage, and most give an excellent account of the history of their topic. . . A reference volume of formidable proportions. It provides as up-to-date an account of modern, integrative neurophysiology as could reasonable be sought, and will take the serious student to the forefront of knowledge." --The Medical Journal of Australia "This book and others in this series will be a place--the place--to start. All the chapters are comprehensive and detailed in their coverage, and most give an excellent account of the history of their topic. . . A reference volume of formidable proportions. It provides as up-to-date an account of modern, integrative neurophysiology as could reasonable be sought, and will take the serious student to the forefront of knowledge." --The Medical Journal of Australia "This book and others in this series will be a place--the place--to start. All the chapters are comprehensive and detailed in their coverage, and most give an excellent account of the history of their topic. . . A reference volume of formidable proportions. It provides as up-to-date an account ofmodern, integrative neurophysiology as could reasonable be sought, and will take the serious student to the forefront of knowledge." --The Medical Journal of Australiashow more