USMLE Road Map Neuroscience, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

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You'll never find an easier, more efficient, and more focused way to ace neuroscience course examinations and neuroscience-related questions on the USMLE than the USMLE Road Map: Neuroscience. Designed to provide maximum learning in minimum time, this book offers a concise, creative, and well-illustrated approach to mastering neuroscience. Book jacket.

Author Biography

James S. White, PhD teaches Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches both subjects at Kaplan's live board review lectures.

Table of Contents

Using the Road Map Series for Successful Reviewp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Development, Gross Anatomy, and Blood Supply of the Nervous Systemp. 1
Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems (CNS, PNS)p. 1
Development of Nervous Systemp. 3
The Major Components of the CNSp. 8
Arterial Blood Supply of the CNSp. 11
Stroke and its Causesp. 16
Arterial Blood Supply of the Spinal Cordp. 19
Venous Drainage of the CNS and Intracranial Bleedsp. 20
Circumventricular Organsp. 21
Ventricular Systemp. 22
Clinical Problemsp. 25
Matching Problemsp. 29
Answersp. 31
Cytology of the Nervous Systemp. 33
Neuronsp. 33
Axonal Transportp. 37
Synaptic Terminalsp. 39
Chemical Neurotransmissionp. 41
Neurotransmitter Receptorsp. 45
Glial and Supporting Cells in the CNS and PNSp. 48
The Blood-Brain Barrierp. 53
Response of Axons to Destructive Lesions or Irritative Lesionsp. 53
Clinical Problemsp. 55
Matching Problemsp. 58
Answersp. 59
Spinal Cordp. 61
Organization and Rootsp. 61
Motor Neural Systemsp. 66
Reflexesp. 69
Sensory Systemsp. 77
Dorsal Column/Medial Lemniscal Systemp. 77
Anterolateral Systemp. 80
Brown-Sequard Syndromep. 85
Clinical Problemsp. 89
Matching Problemsp. 94
Answersp. 96
Brainstemp. 99
Midbrain, Pons, and Medulla and their Cranial Nervesp. 99
Components of Motor and Sensory Systems in the Brainstemp. 105
Reticular Formationp. 110
Motor Nuclei of Cranial Nervesp. 110
Sensory Nuclei of Cranial Nervesp. 117
Cochlear Nerve and the Central Auditory Systemp. 120
Vestibular Nerve and the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflexp. 123
Arterial Blood Supply to the Brainstemp. 127
Brainstem Syndromesp. 128
Clinical Problemsp. 131
Matching Problemsp. 135
Answersp. 138
Cerebellum and Basal Gangliap. 141
Functional Comparisonp. 141
Organization of the Cerebellump. 142
Cerebellar Inputsp. 144
Cerebellar Outputsp. 145
Cerebellar Lesionsp. 145
Organization of the Basal Gangliap. 148
The Basal Ganglia Motor Pathwaysp. 148
The Other Basal Ganglia Pathwaysp. 152
Clinical Problemsp. 154
Matching Problemsp. 155
Answersp. 156
Diencephalon and Limbic Systemp. 158
Thalamusp. 158
Hypothalamusp. 162
Epithalamusp. 167
Limbic Systemp. 168
Olfactory Systemp. 168
Hippocampus and Alzheimer's Dementiap. 168
Amygdala and Kluver-Bucy Syndromep. 172
Clinical Problemsp. 173
Matching Problemsp. 174
Answersp. 175
Visual System, Pupillary Reflexes, and Conjugate Eye Movementsp. 177
The Eyeballp. 177
Retinap. 180
Visual Processing and Deficitsp. 182
Ocular Reflexesp. 185
Lateral Geniculate Nucleusp. 187
Primary Visual or Calcarine Cortexp. 188
Conjugate Eye Movementsp. 190
Clinical Problemsp. 194
Matching Problemsp. 197
Answersp. 199
Cerebral Cortex and Higher Functionsp. 201
Organizationp. 201
Sensory Areas of Cerebral Cortexp. 203
Hemispheric Dominance, Handedness, and Languagep. 203
Functional Features of the Frontal, Parietal, Temporal, and Occipital Lobesp. 204
The Internal Capsulep. 214
Electroencephalogramp. 215
The Ascending Arousal Systemp. 216
Sleepp. 217
Seizuresp. 219
Arterial Blood Supply of the Cerebral Cortexp. 220
Clinical Problemsp. 222
Matching Problemsp. 224
Answersp. 225
Indexp. 227
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