Using a rigorous yet clinically-focused approach, Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition, covers the fundamental neuroscience information needed for coursework, exams, and beyond. It integrates neuroanatomy, pharmacology, and physiology, and offers a full section devoted to systems neurobiology, helping you comprehend and retain the complex material you need to know.
- Highlights clinical content in blue throughout the text, helping you focus on what you need to know in the clinical environment.
- Presents thoroughly updated information in every chapter, with an emphasis on new clinical thinking as related to the brain and systems neurobiology.
- Features hundreds of correlated state-of-the-art imaging examples, anatomical diagrams, and histology photos – nearly half are new or improved for this edition.
- Pays special attention to the correct use of clinical and anatomical terminology, and provides new clinical text and clinical-anatomical correlations.
Section I Essential Concepts
1 Orientation to the Structure and Imaging of the Central Nervous System
2 The Cell Biology of Neurons and Glia
3 The Electrochemical Basis of Nerve Function
4 Chemical Signaling in the Nervous System
5 Development of the Nervous System
Section II Regional Neurobiology
6 The Ventricles, Choroid Plexus, and Cerebrospinal Fluid
7 The Meninges
8 A Survey of the Cerebrovascular System
9 The Spinal Cord
10 An Overview of the Brainstem
11 The Medulla Oblongata
12 The Pons and Cerebellum
13 The Midbrain
14 A Synopsis of Cranial Nerves of the Brainstem
15 The Diencephalon
16 The Telencephalon
Section III Systems Neurobiology
17 The Somatosensory System I: Tactile Discrimination and Position Sense
18 The Somatosensory System II: Nociception, Thermal Sense, and Touch
19 Viscerosensory Pathways
20 The Visual System
21 The Auditory System
22 The Vestibular System
23 Olfaction and Taste
24 Motor System I: Peripheral Sensory, Brainstem, and Spinal Influence on Anterior Horn Neurons
25 Motor System II: Corticofugal Systems and the Control of Movement
26 The Basal Nuclei
27 The Cerebellum
28 Visual Motor Systems
29 Visceral Motor Pathways
30 The Hypothalamus
31 The Limbic System
32 The Cerebral Cortex
33 The Neurologic Examination