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Manter and Gatz's Essentials of Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

This student-friendly text provides a concise, comprehensive clinically-oriented survey of the human nervous system that should be helpful to any student of basic neuroscience, as well as residents and physicians preparing for board examinations. It covers both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Features new to the 10th edition include: updated material on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology; descriptions of the basal ganglia, limbic systems and cerebral cortex reflecting advances in the understanding of cortical networks; expanded clinical information, including MRIs; case studies presenting clinical examples of localization of disease process, type of pathology causing symptoms and patient management; and consolidated discussion on the structure and function of the brain stem and thalamus.
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Section 1 Basic principles: introduction to the nervous system; the physiology of nerve cells. Section 2 The peripheral nervous system: fibers of the spinal nerves; spinal reflexes and muscle tone; the autonomic nervous system. Section 3 Ascending and descending pathways: pain and temperature; proprioception, touch and tactile discrimination; the motor pathways; lesions of the peripheral nerves, spinal roots and spinal cord. Section 4 Brain stem and cerebellum: organization of the brain stem and cranial nerves; cranial nerves of the medulla; cranial nerves of the pons and midbrain; lesions of the brain stem; hearing; the vestibular system; the cerebellum. Section 5 The forebrain: the basal ganglia; vision; optic reflexes and eye movements; the cerebral cortex and thalamocortical connections; the limbic system; olfaction; chemical neuroanatomy. Section 6 Circulation of blood and cerebrospinal fluid: cerebral arteries supplying the forebrain; the cerebrospinal fluid. Section 7 Approaches to patients with neurologic symptoms: clinical evaluation of patients with neurologic disorders; neurologic diagnostic tests.

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