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Medical Neurobiology 2nd Edition

Medical Neurobiology 2nd Edition
Medical Neurobiology 2nd Edition
  • Author: Mason
  • ISBN: 9780190237493
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Pages: 504
  • Dimensions: 279x216mm
  • Year Published: 2017
87.00€
Ex Tax: 82.08€
  • Written in an accessible and narrative tone;
  • Uses metaphors and clinical examples to help the reader absorb the fundamentals of neurobiology; and
  • Highly illustrated with over 300 figures and tables for full comprehension of topics covered.


    Description

    Medical Neurobiology, Second Edition continues the work of Dr. Peggy Mason as one of the few single author textbooks available. Written in an engaging style for the vast majority of medical students who will choose to specialize in internal medicine, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, and the like, as well as the student interested in neurology, psychiatry, or ophthalmology, this textbook provides a sturdy scaffold upon which a more detailed specialized knowledge can be built. Unlike other neuroscience textbooks, this new edition continues to focus exclusively on the human, covering everything from neuroanatomy to perception, motor control, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. Dr. Mason uniquely explains how disease and illness affect one's neurobiological functions and how they manifest in a person.

    Thoroughly updated as a result of student feedback, the topics are strictly honed and logically organized to meet the needs of the time-pressed student studying on-the-go. This textbook allows the reader to effortlessly absorb fundamental information critical to the practice of medicine through the use of memorable stories, metaphors, and clinical cases. Students will gain the tools and confidence to make novel connections between the nervous system and human disease. This is the perfect reference for any medical student, biology student, as well as any clinician looking to expand their knowledge of the human nervous system.

    New To the Second Edition of Medical Neurobiology:
    · New sections on cerebral palsy, brain cancer, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, aphasia, and Kallmann syndrome;
    · Incorporates easy to understand visual guides to brain development, eye movements, pupillary light reflex, pathways involved in Horner's syndrome;
    · Presents real-life dilemmas faced by clinicians are discussed from both the medical point of view and the patient's perspective; and
    · Additional reading lists are provided at the end of each chapter that include first-hand accounts of neurological cases and scientific discoveries (e.g. HM).

    Key Features Include:
    · Written in an accessible and narrative tone;
    · Uses metaphors and clinical examples to help the reader absorb the fundamentals of neurobiology; and
    · Highly illustrated with over 300 figures and tables for full comprehension of topics covered.

    Table of Contents

    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    Acknowledgements
    Section 1: Introduction to Medical Neurobiology
    Chapter 1: Introduction to the Nervous System
    Chapter 2: Cells of the Nervous System: Neurons and Glia
    Section 2: Neuroanatomy
    Chapter 3: Developmental Overview of Central Neuroanatomy: The Tube within the Brain
    Chapter 4: Spinal Cord: Conduit between Body and Brain
    Chapter 5: Cranial Nerves and Cranial Nerve Nuclei
    Chapter 6: The Versatile Brainstem
    Chapter 7: Forebrain: Action, Perception, Emotion, Thought
    Chapter 8: Following the Nutrients: Bloody Supply, Blood - Brain Barrier, and Ventricles
    Section 3: Neural Communication
    Chapter 9: The Neuron at Rest
    Chapter 10: Electrical Communication within a Neuron
    Chapter 11: Neurotransmitter Release
    Chapter 12: Synthesis, Packaging, and Termination of Neurotransmitters
    Chapter 13: Receiving the Synaptic Message
    Section 4: Perception
    Chapter 14: Perceiving the World
    Chapter 15: Seeing the World
    Chapter 16: Audition: Communication Portal
    Chapter 17: Somatosensation: From Movement to Pain
    Chapter 18: The Vestibular Sense: Balance and Equilibrium
    Chapter 19: Gaze Control
    Section 5: Motor Control
    Chapter 20: Voluntary Motor Control
    Chapter 21: The Motor Unit and Orderly Recruitment
    Chapter 22: Reflexes and Gait
    Chapter 23: From Movement to Action: Postural Stability, Orienting, and Praxis
    Chapter 24: Cerebellum
    Chapter 25: Basal Ganglia: Action Selection
    Section 6: Homeostasis
    Chapter 26: Introduction to Homeostasis
    Chapter 27: Homeostatic Systems: Staying Alive
    Section 7: You and the Brain
    Chapter 28: The Brain in a Physician's Life
    Index

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