Neurobiology of Disease

Neurobiology of Disease

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The study of the mechanisms by which diseases alter the function of the nervous system was one well described by the appellation 'Neurological Pathophysiology', the title of the previous editions of this book. But when disciplines as diverse as molecular genetics and radiation biophysics converge on the analysis of the nervous system and its disorders, a title with broader meaning is required to encompass them. The change in the book's title reflects a change in its scope, as itincludes much more information on functional and anatomical systems than the early editions. New to this edition are three chapters on Memory, Genetic Disorders, and Brain Tumors. Infections are given more extensive treatment, the original chapter being divided into two, the first on bacteria, fungi andparasites, the second on viruses. All other chapters have been updated. For medical students and physicians it offers an introduction to the scientific basis of clinical neurology--the framework on which diagnosis and treatment are based. For graduate students and scientists in the field of neurobiology, it describes the expression of fundamental mechanisms gone awry, and provides clues for elucidating those more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 20.32mm | 952.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 200 illustrations, index
  • 0195053192
  • 9780195053197

Table of contents

Part I: Functional and anatomical systems; Stephen G. Waxman: Normal and demyelinated axons; John W. Griffin, & David Cornblath: Peripheral nerve; Alan L. Pearlman: Neuromuscular junctions; Beverly F. Gilder, & Michael H. Brooke: Muscle; David B. Clifford: The somatosensory system & pain; Judith L. Lauter: Auditory system; Alan L. Pearlman: Vision; Rodney I. Kellen, & Ronald M. Burde : Eye movements and vestibular system; W. Thomas Jr, & Erwin B. Montgomery Jr:Motor system; Clifford B. Saper: Hypothalamus; Robert C. Collins: Cerebral cortex; Rebecca Rausch, & Robert C. Collins: Memory; Part II: Disease processes: Allan J. Tobin: Genetic disorders; Eric W. Lothman, & Robert C. Collins: Seizures and epilepsy; Leonard Berg, & John C. Morris: Aging and dementia; John N. Whitaker,& Etty N. Benveniste: Demyelinating disease; William J. Powers: Stroke: John C. Morris, & James A. Ferrendelli: Metabolic encephalopathy; James W. Schmidley, & Eric F. Maas: Cerebrospinal fluid and blood-brain barrier; Keith L. Black, & Donald P. Becker: Brain tumours; Lawrence D. Gelb: Infections I. bacteria, fungi, and parasites; Kenneth L. Tyler: Infections II. viruses; G. Frederick Wooten: Parkinsonism; more