Essential Neuroscience, Updated First Edition, offers medical and health professions students a concise, clinically relevant text that gives equal weight to the branches of science represented within neuroscience: anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry. In this balanced treatment, it distinguishes itself from other competing textbooks. Featuring a unique "building block" approach, Essential Neuroscience, Updated First Edition, now includes the book's fully searchable online text as well as key updates and revisions.
Table of Contents
GROSS ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN Overview of the Central Nervous System Development of the Nervous System Meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid Blood Supply to the Brain
THE NEURON Histology Electrophysiology Synaptic Transmission Neurotransmitters
ORGANIZATION OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM The Spinal Cord Brainstem I: The Medulla Brainstem II: Pons and Cerebellum Brainstem III: Midbrain The Forebrain Cranial Nerves
SENSORY SYSTEMS Somatosensory System Visual System Auditory and Vestibular Systems Olfaction and Taste
MOTOR SYSTEMS Upper Motor Neuron: Pyramidal System The Basal Ganglia The Cerebellum
INTEGRATIVE SYSTEMS The Autonomic Nervous System The Reticular Formation The Hypothalamus The Limbic System The Cerebral Cortex Vascular Syndromes of the Brainstem Behavioral Disorders