By Leslie P. Gartner, Maria Patestas
This entire, but concise textual content is designed to aid scholars simply grasp the anatomy and simple body structure of the anxious approach. available and transparent, the textual content highlights interrelationships among platforms, constructions and the remainder of the physique because it strikes via quite a few areas of the mind. the 1st 9 chapters introduce the most rules and phrases in neuroanatomy, and the remainder chapters then use this knowledge to explain the anatomy and serve as of some of the pathways and discrete systems.
* Navigates scholars in the course of the basic rules and integrative parts of the worried System
* Highlights interrelationships among structures, constructions, and the remainder of the body
* Emphasizes medical relevance via medical circumstances, questions, and follow-up discussions in every one chapter
* exhibits health conditions proper to every bankruptcy within the medical Considerations
* good points an accompanying web site, www.blackwellpublishing.com/patestas, which include all of the illustrations, in addition to animations of key strategies; additionally to be had on CD-ROM. Please touch our greater schooling workforce at [email protected] for additional info.
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The space occupied by these ·· During early development the primary brain divisions —the rhombencephalon, mesencephalon, and prosencephalon (from caudal to rostral)—were established, as were the three flexures, the cephalic, cervical, and pontine flexures. Since the development of the rhombencephalon is similar to that of the spinal cord discussed above, the embryology of the brain will be detailed in the reverse order to permit a more logical approach to its study. 4 summarizes the adult structures derived from the three primary divisions (Fig.
As described above, collections of the peripheral processes of unipolar neurons join the ventral roots to form the mixed (motor and sensory) spinal nerves. Motor nerves effect muscle contraction or glandular secretion, whereas sensory nerves transmit information from outside or inside the body. Motor nerves propagate information that goes away ·· ATOC02 3/17/06 9:54 AM Page 21 DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM === from the CNS to a muscle (or gland) and are called efferent nerve fibers. Sensory nerves propagate information toward the CNS and are called afferent nerve fibers.
A Textbook of Neuroanatomy by Leslie P. Gartner, Maria Patestas