Pathology of the Aging Human Nervous System

Pathology of the Aging Human Nervous System

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This book is a concise and practical compendium of neuropathological information for all professionals whose responsibility it is to make diagnoses, care, and help elderly humans afflicted with neurological and/or psychiatric disorders. The term neuropathology includes a multitude of disciplines including pathology, histology, genetics, immunology, biochemistry, radiology, etc. This disciplinary approach is reflected in this book. This new edition has been completely revised and brought up to date from the 20th to the 21st century. Basic neuroscientists were invited to contribute chapters explaining and describing basic scientific priniciples underlying the neuropathological disciplines. Also, additional information is provided concerning medic-legal issues, neuropharmacology, and a list of support groups for the elderly neurologically or mentally impaired in Brazil, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the more

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  • Hardback | 646 pages
  • 182.9 x 254 x 30.5mm | 1,542.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195130693
  • 9780195130690

Table of contents

1. Normal Aging of the Human Brain; 2. Molecular Biology of the Aging Nervous System; 3. In Vivo Function Imaging of Cerebral Ischemia; 4. Cerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly; 5. Vascular Dementia; 6. Basic Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Dementia; 7. Dementia; 8. Alzheimer's Disease; 9. Parkinson's Disease; 10. The Scientific Basis of Parkinsonian Syndromes; 11. Degenerative Diseases of the Cerebellum; 12. Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis from the Perspectives of Immunocytochemistry and Molecular Genetics; 13. Hungtington's Disease with Emphasis on Late Onset Aging; 14. The Effects of Malnutrition and Alcoholism on the Aging Nervous System; 15. Brain Tumors in the Elderly; 16. Neurometabolic Diseases and the Aging Nervous System; 17. Immunologic Diseases of the Aging Nervous System; 18. Brain Trauma in the Elderly; 19. Infectious Diseases; 20. Peripheral Neuropathies; 21. The Aging Autonomic Nervous System; 22. Pathology of Skeletal Muscle in Aging; 23. Drug Toxicity and the Aging Brain; 24. Neuroradiology; 25. Forensic Neuropathology; APPENDIX 1: SUPPORT GROUPS FOR THE NEUROLOGICALLY IMPAIRED ELDERLY; APPENDIX 2: EDITORIAL COMMENT: CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB CONCEPT: SYNDROME OR DISEASE?show more