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Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199588442.003.0011

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology

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Organization The skull and cervical vertebrae - The meninges - Blood and lymphatic vessels of the head and neck - Muscles of the head and neck - Nerves of the head and neck - Structure of the eye and ear - The structures of the central nervous system - - Cells and synapses Neurones - Neuroglia - Central synaptic transmission - Excitatory synapses - Inhibitory synapses - - Motor control and sensory functions Motor and sensory cortex - Thalamus and hypothalamus - Basal ganglia and cerebellum - Locomotion - Somatosensory system - The reflex arc - Visual system - Visual system: central visual pathways - Auditory system - Vestibular system - Gustatory system - Olfactory system - - Higher functions Sleep - Consciousness - The Glasgow Coma Scale - The limbic system - Memory - Ageing - - Disorders and treatments Emotion - Depression - Schizophrenia - Epilepsy - Addiction - Degenerative diseases - -

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Subjects: Preclinical Medicine ; Anatomy

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