This is an integrated textbook on the nervous system, covering the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the system, all presented in a clinically relevant context appropriate for the first two years of the medical student course.One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series.
Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses.
The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.
There is a linked website providing self-assessment material ideal for examination preparation.
Organisation of the nervous system. Elements of cellular and molecular neuroscience. Clinical examination. The spinal cord. Pain and analgesia. Cranial nerve and the brainstem. The visual system. Hearing and balance: the auditory and vestibular systems. Motor Systems I: descending pathways and cerebellum. Motor Systems II: thwe basal ganglia. Stroke and head injury. Infection in the central nervous system. Epilepsy. Dementia. Schizophrenia. Depression and anxiety. Addiction.