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Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-16841-6
184 pages
October 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Everything you need to know about Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience … at a Glance!

Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is a highly illustrated, quick reference guide to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system. Each chapter features a summary of the anatomical structure and function of a specific component of the central nervous system, a section on applied neurobiology outlining how to approach a patient with neurological or psychiatric problems aligned to the chapter topic, standard diagnostic procedures for most common scenarios, as well as an overview of treatment and management options.

This fully updated and expanded new edition includes: 

  • Dozens of full-page, colour illustrations and neurological scans
  • Expanded coverage of techniques to study the nervous system
  • More practical information on the neurological exam
  • New content on neuropharmacology and drug therapies
  • Bullet points and bold terms throughout assist with revision and review of the topic

Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is the ideal companion for students embarking on a neuroanatomy or neuroscience course, and is an excellent reference tool for those in clinical training.

An updated companion website with new clinical cases, multiple choice self-assessment questions, revision slides, and downloadable illustrations and flashcards is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/neuroscience


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Table of Contents



List of abbreviations

Part 1 Anatomical and functional organization

1  Development of the nervous system

2  Organization of the nervous system

3  Autonomic nervous system

4  Enteric nervous system

5  Meninges and cerebrospinal fluid

6  Blood supply to the central nervous system

7  Cranial nerves

8  Anatomy of the brainstem

9  Organization of the spinal cord

10  Organization of the cerebral cortex and thalamus

11  Hypothalamus

Part 2 Cells and neurophysiology

12  Cells of the nervous system I: neurones

13  Cells of the nervous system II: neuroglial cells

14  Ion channels

15  Resting membrane and action potential

16  Neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and synapses

17  Nerve conduction and synaptic integration

18  Neurotransmitters, receptors and their pathways

19  Main CNS neurotransmitters and their function

20  Skeletal muscle structure

21  Skeletal muscle contraction

Part 3 Sensory systems

22  Sensory systems: an overview

23  Sensory transduction

24  Visual system I: the eye and retina

25  Visual system II: the visual pathways and subcortical visual areas

26  Visual system III: visual cortical areas

27  Auditory system I: the ear and cochlea

28  Auditory system II: the auditory pathways and language

29  Vestibular system

30  Olfaction and taste

31  Somatosensory system

32  Pain systems I: nociceptors and nociceptive pathways

33  Pain systems II: pharmacology and management

34  Association cortices: the posterior parietal and prefrontal cortex

Part 4 Motor systems

35  Organization of the motor system

36  Muscle spindle and lower motor neurones

37  Spinal cord motor organization and locomotion

38  Cortical motor areas

39  Primary motor cortex

40  Cerebellum

41  Basal ganglia: anatomy and physiology

42  Basal ganglia: diseases and their treatments

Part 5 Cognition and Neural plasticity

43  Reticular formation and sleep

44  Limbic system and long-term potentiation

45  Memory

46  Emotion, motivation and drug addiction

47  Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors I: the peripheral nervous system

48  Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors II: the central nervous system

49        Techniques for studying the nervous system

Part 6 Applied neurobiology: the principles of neurology and psychiatry

50  Approach to the patient with neurological problems

51  Examination of the nervous system

52  Investigation of the nervous system

53  Imaging of the central nervous system

54  Clinical disorders of the sensory systems

55  Clinical disorders of the motor system

56  Eye movements

57  Neurochemical disorders I: affective disorders

58  Neurochemical disorders II: schizophrenia

59  Neurochemical disorders III: anxiety

60  Neurodegenerative disorders

61  Neurophysiological disorders: epilepsy

62  Neuroimmunological disorders

63  Neurogenetic disorders

64  Cerebrovascular disease

65  Neuroradiological anatomy

Part 7 Self-assessment case studies

Case studies and questions



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