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Edited by James R. Augustine

Published by Wiley Blackwell

About the Book

This Human Neuroanatomy 2nd Edition is edited by James R. Augustine. This Second Edition textbook is a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord. The book is written at a level to be of use as a text for advanced students and a foundational reference for researchers, clinicians in the field.

Building on the foundations of first edition, this revision looks to increase user-friendliness and clinical applicability through improved figures and the addition of illustrative case studies.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

Introduction to the Nervous System
Classification of Neurons
The Synapse
Neuroglial Cells
Axonal Transport
Degeneration and Regeneration
Neural Transplantation
Further Reading

Development of the Nervous System
First Week
Second Week
Third Week
Fourth Week
Fifth Week
Vulnerability of the Developing Nervous System
Congenital Malformations of the Nervous System
Further Reading

The Spinal Cord
Embryological Considerations
Gross Anatomy
Nuclear Groups – Gray Matter
Functional Classes of Neurons
Funiculi/Fasciculi/Tracts – White Matter
Spinal Reflexes
Spinal Meninges and Related Spaces
Spinal Cord Injury
Blood Supply to the Spinal Cord
Further Reading

The Brain Stem
External Features
Cerebellum and Fourth Ventricle
Organization of Brain Stem Neuronal Columns
Internal Features
Further Reading

The Forebrain
Cerebral White Matter
Further Reading

Introduction to Ascending Sensory Paths
Classification of Receptors by Modality
Classification of Receptors by Distribution and Function
Structural Classification of Receptors
Reflex Circuits
General Sensory Paths
Organization of General Sensory Paths
Further Reading

Paths for Pain and Temperature
Path for Superficial Pain and Temperature from the Body
Path for Visceral Pain from the Body
The Trigeminal Nuclear Complex
Path for Superficial Pain and Thermal Extremes from the Head
Path for Thermal Discrimination from the Head
Somatic Afferent Components of VII, IX, and X
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Further Reading

Paths for Touch, Pressure, Proprioception, and Vibration
Path for General Tactile Sensation from the Body
Path for Tactile Discrimination, Pressure, Proprioception, and Vibration from the Body
Path for Tactile Discrimination from the Head
Path for General Tactile Sensation from the Head
Path for Proprioception, Pressure, and Vibration from the Head
Trigeminal Motor Component
Certain Trigeminal Reflexes
Further Reading

The Reticular Formation
Structural Aspects
Ascending Reticular System
Descending Reticular System
Functional Aspects of the Reticular Formation
Further Reading

The Auditory System
Gross Anatomy
The Ascending Auditory Path
Descending Auditory Connections
Injury to the Auditory Path
Cochlear Implants
Auditory Brain Stem Implants
Further Reading

The Vestibular System
Gross Anatomy
The Ascending Vestibular Path
Other Vestibular Connections
The Efferent Component of the Vestibular System
Afferent Projections to the Vestibular Nuclei
Further Reading

The Visual System
Visual Path
Injuries to the Visual System
Further Reading

Ocular Movements and Visual Reflexes
Ocular Movements
Conjugate Ocular Movements
Extraocular Muscles
Innervation of the Extraocular Muscles
Anatomical Basis of Conjugate Ocular Movements
Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus
Vestibular Connections and Ocular Movements
Injury to the Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus
Vestibular Nystagmus
The Reticular Formation and Ocular Movements
Congenital Nystagmus
Ocular Bobbing
Examination of the Vestibular System
Visual Reflexes
Further Reading

The Thalamus
Nuclear Groups of the Thalamus
Injuries to the Thalamus
Mapping the Human Thalamus
Stimulation of the Human Thalamus
The Thalamus as a Neurosurgical Target
Further Reading

Lower Motor Neurons and the Pyramidal System
Regions Involved in Motor Activity
Lower Motor Neurons
Pyramidal System
Further Reading

The Extrapyramidal System and Cerebellum
Extrapyramidal System
Input to the Cerebellum Through the Peduncles
Input to the Cerebellum
Cerebellar Output
Cerebellar Circuitry
Common Discharge Paths
Cerebellar Functions
Manifestations of Injuries to the Motor System
Decorticate Versus Decerebrate Rigidity
Further Reading

The Olfactory and Gustatory Systems
The Olfactory System
The Gustatory System
Further Reading

The Limbic System
Historical Aspects
Anatomy of the Limbic System
Cyclic Paths of the Limbic System
The Human Limbic System: A Case Study

Descending Limbic Paths
Functional Aspects of the Human Limbic System
Limbic System Disorders
Injuries to Limbic Constituents
Psychosurgery of the Limbic System
Further Reading

The Hypothalamus
Hypothalamic Zones (Medial to Lateral)
Hypothalamic Regions (Anterior to Posterior)
Hypothalamic Nuclei
Fiber Connections
Functions of the Hypothalamus
Further Reading

The Autonomic Nervous System
Historical Aspects
Structural Aspects
Somatic Efferents Versus Visceral Efferents
Visceral Afferents
Regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System
Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System
Further Reading

The Cerebral Hemispheres
Facts and Figures
Cortical Neurons
Cortical Layers
Cortical Columns (Microarchitecture)
Functional Aspects of the Cerebral Cortex
Cerebral Dominance, Lateralization, and Asymmetry
Frontal Lobe
Parietal Lobe
Occipital Lobe
Temporal Lobe
Gerstmann’s Syndrome
Further Reading

Blood Supply to the Central Nervous System
Cerebral Circulation
Aortic Arch, Brachiocephalic Trunk, and Subclavian Vessels
Vertebral–Basilar Arterial System
Blood Supply to the Spinal Cord
Blood Supply to the Brain Stem and Cerebellum
Common Carotid Artery
Blood Supply to the Cerebral Hemispheres
Cerebral Arterial Circle
Embryological Considerations
Vascular Injuries
Further Reading

The Meninges, Ventricular System, and Cerebrospinal Fluid
The Cranial Meninges and Related Spaces
Ventricular System
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Further Reading
Figure and Table References

For Whom is this Book For

This Human Neuroanatomy, 2nd Edition is perfect for Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those MBBS students who are pursuing their Post-Graduation in Neurology and Neurosurgery. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Professors.


Format of the eBook: PDF      Size: 48.3 MB


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