Integrated Neuroscience argues that in order to make an intelligent diagnosis and provide a rational treatment nervous system disorders, it is necessary to answer the basic questions of clinical neurology. Where is the disease process located, and what is the nature of the disease process? For students to answer these questions, the authors first review the makeup of the cells within the central nervous system and the development of the regions within the central nervous system. A detailed anatomical overview of the nervous system, starting at the spinal cord, proceeding to the brain stem, diencephalon and cerebrum follows. This textbook focuses not only on localized diseases caused by infectious diseases, trauma, tumors, and vascular lesions within the central nervous system, but also these diseases within the systems of the brain and spinal cord. Over 250 real cases with associated MRI or CTs and any pathological findings from these patients illustrate numerous disorders and fully explain the nature of the pathology. The authors have also included six problem solving sessions in which the student must identify the ongoing disease process, what caused it, and how best to treat it.
Throughout the discussion in this text the authors also correlate the neurological findings to the underlying anatomy of the region.
Thomas D. Sabin, MD, is a Professor of Neurology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC NEUROBIOLOGY ; 1. Overview of the Nervous System ; 2. Overview of localization of function and Neurological diagnosis ; 3. Neurocytology ; 4. Neuroembryology ; 5. Skeletal Muscle and Nerve-Muscle Junction ; SECTION II: REGIONAL APPROACH TO NEUROANATOMY AND FUNCTIONAL LOCALIZATION ; 6. Spinal Cord Structure and Physiology ; 7. Atlas of the Spinal Cord ; 8. Disease of Peripheral Nerve and Nerve Root ; 9. Clinical Considerations of the Spinal Cord ; 10. Case History Problem Solving Part I; Spinal Cord, Nerve Root ; 11. Functional Anatomy of the Brain Stem with Atlas of the brain stem ; 12. Cranial Nerves ; 13. Brain Stem Clinical Considerations ; 14. Case History Problem Solving Part II: Brain Stem and Cranial Nerves ; 15. Diencephalic Nuclei, functional localization, and Atlas of the Diencephalon. ; SECTION III: MAJOR SYSTEMS ; 16. Hypothalamus, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems ; 17. Cerebral Cortex, Cytoarchitecture, Functional Localization ; 18. Motor System Part I : Reflex activity and Cortical motor functions. ; 19. Motor System Part II : Basal Ganglia and Movement Disorders ; 20. Motor System Part III: Cerebellum and Movement ; 21. Somatosensory Function and the Parietal Lobe ; 22. Limbic Lobe; Functions of Emotional Brain-Prefrontal, Temporal and cingulate Gyri ; 23. Visual System; The eye, lateral geniculate and Occipital Lobes ; 24. Speech Language Cerebral dominance and the Aphasias ; 25. Case history Problem Solving Part IV: Cortical Localization ; 26. Disease of the Cerebral Hemispheres; I Vascular Syndromes ; 27. Diseases of the Cerebral Hemispheres: II Non-Vascular ; 28. Case history Problem Solving Part V: Cerebral Hemispheres ; SECTION IV: COMPLEX FUNCTIONS ; 29. Alterations in Consciousness; Seizures, Coma and Sleep ; 30. Learning, Memory, Amnesia, Dementia ; 31. Case History Problem Solving Part V- General Cases ; 32. Case History Problem Solving: VI Case History Review with Correlation to Illustrations ; 33. ATLAS of Cerebrum. ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
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