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Nolte's Essentials of the Human Brain. Edition No. 2

  • Book
  • February 2018
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 4414280
Extensively revised throughout, Nolte's Essentials of the Human Brain, 2nd Edition, offers a reader-friendly overview of neuroscience and neuroanatomy ideal for studying and reviewing for exams. Updated content, integrated pathology and pharmacology for a more clinical focus, and full-color illustrations make a complex subject easier to understand. Test and verify your knowledge with review questions, unlabelled drawings, and more.

- Includes explanatory color illustrations and brain images that visually depict structure-function relationships and key neuroscience concepts.

- Provides multiple-choice and comprehensive review questions with explanations that cover core topics, so you can test and develop your knowledge.

- Includes student-friendly features, such as chapter outlines, key concept boxes, high-yield headings, study questions at the end of each chapter, a comprehensive quiz with clinical vignettes, and blank diagrams that can be used for labelling practice. - Focuses on the clinical aspects of the nervous system with updated neuroscience content, integrated pathology and pharmacology content, and more clinically relevant questions.

- Student ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and animations, designed to produce a more rounded learning experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:    Introduction to the Nervous System

Chapter 2:    Development of the Nervous System

Chapter 3:    Gross Anatomy and General Organization of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 4:    Meningeal Coverings of the Brain and Spinal Cord

Chapter 5:    Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid

Chapter 6:    Blood Supply of the Brain

Chapter 7:    Electrical Signaling by Neurons

Chapter 8:    Synaptic Transmission between Neurons

Chapter 9:    Sensory Receptors and the Peripheral Nervous System

Chapter 10:   Spinal Cord

Chapter 11:   Organization of the Brainstem

Chapter 12:   Cranial Nerves and Their Nuclei

Chapter 13:   The Chemical Senses of Taste and Smell

Chapter 14:   Hearing and Balance: The Eighth Cranial Nerve

Chapter 15:   Brainstem Summary

Chapter 16:   The Thalamus and Internal Capsule: Getting to and from the Cerebral Cortex

Chapter 17:   The Visual System

Chapter 18:   Overview of Motor Systems

Chapter 19:   Basal Ganglia

Chapter 20:   Cerebellum

Chapter 21:   Control of Eye Movements

Chapter 22:   Cerebral Cortex

Chapter 23:   Drives and Emotions: The Hypothalamus and Limbic System

Chapter 24:   Formation, Modification, and Repair of Neuronal Connections

Authors

Todd Vanderah Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.