Neuroanatomy

ISBN-10: 0781779464
ISBN-13: 9780781779463
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: High-Yield Neuroanatomy, the best-selling book in the series, extracts the most important information on neuroanatomy and presents it in a concise, uncluttered fashion to prepare students for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

High-Yield Neuroanatomy, the best-selling book in the series, extracts the most important information on neuroanatomy and presents it in a concise, uncluttered fashion to prepare students for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). It is neuroanatomy "at its irreducible minimum" and is also used for course review.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Neurohistology
Neurons
Nissl substance
Axonal transport
Wallerian degeneration
Chromatolysis
Regeneration of nerve cells
Glial cells
The blood-brain barrier
The blood-CSF barrier
Pigments and inclusions
The classification of nerve fibers
Tumors of the CNS and PNS
Cutaneous receptors
Development of the Nervous System
The neural tube
The neural crest
The anterior neuropore
The posterior neuropore
Microglia
Myelination
Positional changes of the spinal cord
The optic nerve and chiasm
The hypophysis
Congenital malformations of the CNS
Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Brain
Introduction
Midsagittal section
Coronal section through the optic chiasm
Coronal section through the mamillary bodies
Axial image through the thalamus and internal capsule
Axial image through the midbrain, mamillary bodies, and optic tract
Atlas of the brain and brain stem
Meninges, Ventricles, and Cerebrospinal Fluid
Meninges
Ventricular system
Cerebrospinal fluid
Herniation
Blood Supply
The spinal cord and lower brain stem
The internal carotid system
The vertebrobasilar system
The blood supply of the internal capsule
Veins of the brain
Venous dural sinuses
Angiography
The middle meningeal artery
Spinal Cord
Gray and white rami communicans
Termination of the conus medullaris
Location of the major motor and sensory nuclei of the spinal cord
The cauda equina
The myotatic reflex
Autonomic Nervous System
Introduction
Cranial nerves (CN) with parasympathetic components
Communicating rami
Neurotransmitters
Clinical correlation
Tracts of the Spinal Cord
Introduction
Posterior (dorsal) column-medial lemniscus pathway
Lateral spinothalamic tract
Lateral corticospinal tract
Hypothalamospinal tract
Lesions of the Spinal Cord
Diseases of the motor neurons and corticospinal tracts
Sensory pathway lesions
Combined motor and sensory lesions
Peripheral nervous system (PNS) lesions
Intervertebral disk herniation
Cauda equina syndrome (spinal roots L3 to C0)
Conus medullaris syndrome (cord segments S3 to C0)
Brain Stem
Overview
Cross section through the medulla
Cross section through the pons
Cross section through the rostral midbrain
Corticonuclear fibers
Cranial Nerves
The olfactory nerve (CN I)
The optic nerve (CN II)
The oculomotor nerve (CN III)
The trochlear nerve (CN IV)
The trigeminal nerve (CN V)
The abducent nerve (CN VI)
The facial nerve (CN VII)
The vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII)
The glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX)
The vagal nerve (CN X)
The accessory nerve (CN XI)
The hypoglossal nerve (CN XII)
Trigeminal System
Overview
The trigeminal ganglion
Trigeminothalamic pathways
Trigeminal reflexes
The cavernous sinus
Auditory System
Overview
The auditory pathway
Hearing defects
Auditory tests
Vestibular System
Overview
The labyrinth
The vestibular pathways
Vestibuloocular reflexes
Visual System
Introduction
The visual pathway
The pupillary light reflex pathway
The pupillary dilation pathway
The near reflex and accommodation pathway
Cortical and subcortical centers for ocular motility
Clinical correlation
Lesions of the Brain Stem
Lesions of the medulla
Lesions of the pons
Lesions of the midbrain
Acoustic neuroma (schwannoma)
Jugular foramen syndrome
"Locked-in" syndrome
Central pontine myelinolysis
"Top of the basilar" syndrome
Subclavian steal syndrome
The cerebellopontine angle
Thalamus
Introduction
Major thalamic nuclei and their connections
Blood supply
The internal capsule
Hypothalamus
Introduction
Functions
Clinical correlation
Limbic System
Introduction
Major components and connections
The Papez circuit
Clinical correlation
Cerebellum
Function
Anatomy
The major cerebellar pathway
Cerebellar dysfunction
Cerebellar syndromes and tumors
Basal Nuclei (Ganglia) and Striatal Motor System
Basal nuclei (ganglia)
The striatal (extrapyramidal) motor system
Clinical correlation
Cerebral Cortex
Introduction
The six-layered neocortex
Functional areas
Focal destructive hemispheric lesions and symptoms
Cerebral dominance
Split-brain syndrome
Other lesions of the corpus callosum
Brain and spinal cord tumors
Neurotransmitters
Important transmitters and their pathways
Functional and clinical considerations
Apraxia, Aphasia, and Dysprosody
Apraxia
Aphasia
Dysprosody
Table of Cranial Nerves
Table of Common Neurologic Disease States
Glossary
Index

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