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Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience. Edition No. 4. Netter Basic Science

  • Book

  • September 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5349916
Ideal for any student of neuroanatomy, neuroscience, or other medical or science disciplines involving the nervous system, Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience, 4th Edition, is a highly visual, clinically oriented exploration of structure and function-from neurons to motor and sensory systems to global neural function and dysfunction. This award-winning text approaches this complex topic from three perspectives: Neuroscience Overview, Regional Neuroscience, and Systemic Neuroscience. Illustrations by Frank H. Netter, MD, and others following in his tradition are framed by concise, expert text and accompanied by neuroimaging, photomicrographs, and summary diagrams.

- Combines Netter and Netter-like illustrations, and beautiful molecular and cellular illustrations, with succinct text and clinical points, delivering the essential information students need for both basic science and clinical programs. - Presents organizational and summarized neurosciences information, enabling students to review complex concepts, functions, and systems in several contexts. - Provides an overview of the basic features of cellular and molecular neuroscience; peripheral nerves, spinal cord, brain stem and cerebellum, and the brain; reviews the neural vasculature, meninges and cerebrospinal fluid, and developmental neuroscience. - Highlights cross-sectional spinal cord and brain stem anatomy and side-by-side comparisons of Netter illustrations and MRIs of axial and coronal brain sections, including extensive clinical correlations. - Focuses on foundational concepts as well as clinically relevant discussions. - Expands basic neural connectivity and functional roles of limbic structures and behavior. - Reviews Global Neural Functions and Disorders in a brand new chapter with more than a dozen new art plates. - Includes many new art plates covering current topics including neural foundations of addiction, dementias, several neuropsychiatric disorders, consciousness, coma and its assessment, sleep regulation, postnatal and adult neurogenesis, endogenous opioid systems, endogenous cannabinoid systems, and others. - Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Table of Contents

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Section I Overview of the Nervous System

- Neurons and Their Properties

Anatomical and Molecular Properties

Neuronal Ultrastructure

Molecular Techniques for Studying Neurons

Genetic Models for Studying Neurological Diseases

Electrical Properties

Neurotransmitter and Signaling Properties

Endogenous Opioid Systems

Cannabinoid Systems

Neuropeptide Neurotransmitters

Amino Acid Neurotransmitters

- Skull and Meninges

- Brain

- Brain Stem and Cerebellum

- Spinal Cord

- Ventricles and the Cerebrospinal Fluid

- Vasculature

Arterial System

Venous System

- Developmental Neuroscience

Postnatal and Adult Neurogenesis Sex Steroid Influences on Brain Development

Maternal and Neonatal Stress Influences on the Developing Nervous System Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Section II Regional Neuroscience

- Peripheral Nervous System

Introduction and Basic Organization

Somatic Nervous System

Somatosensory System Nuclear Neuronal Organization

Autonomic Nervous System

- Spinal Cord

Spinal Cord Cross-Section Cytoarchitecture

Columnar Organization and Neural Sheet Structure in Spinal Cord

Spinal Cord LMN Organization of Inputs and Local Connections

- Brain Stem and Cerebellum

Brain Stem Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Lateral View of Whole Brain and Brain Stem

Cerebral Cortex Nissl-Stained Histological Sections

Periaqueductal Gray

Cranial Nerves and Cranial Nerve Nuclei

Reticular Formation

Raphe Nuclei and Locus Coeruleus

Dendrite Bundles and their Functional Role


- Diencephalon

- Telencephalon

Section III Systemic Neuroscience

- Sensory Systems

Somatosensory Systems

Trigeminal Sensory System

Sensory System for Taste

Auditory System

Vestibular System

Visual System

- Motor Systems

Lower Motor Neurons

Upper Motor Neurons


Basal Ganglia

- Autonomic-Hypothalamic-Limbic Systems

Autonomic Nervous System

Hypothalamus and Pituitary

Anterior Pituitary Hormone and Target Feedback

Hypothalamus: Afferent and Efferent Pathways

Estrogen and Androgen Effects on Behavior

Glucocorticoid Effects in the Periphery and Central Consequences

Catecholamine Effects in the Periphery and Central Consequences

Oxytocin and Vasopressin Effects on Behavior

Limbic System

Olfactory System

- Orbitofronal Cortex

- Prefrontal Cortex

- Amygdala and Behavior

- Ventral Tegmental Area and Mesolimbic and Mesocortical Systems

- Nucleus Accumbens

- Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis

- Insular Cortex

- Nucleus Basalis of Meynert

- Circumventricular Organs

Section IV Global Brain Functions

- Dementias

Alzheimer's Disease and Its Mechanisms

- Neuropsychiatric Disorders


Unipolar and Bipolar Depression

Panic and Anxiety Disorders

Post-Traumati Stress (PTSD)

- Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI)

- Brain Substrates and Addictive Behaviors

Opioid Addiction and Abuse

- Aging and the Nervous System

- Memory and Concentration

- Consciousness

- Focus and Attention

- Coma

- Music and the Brain


David L. Felten Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health, New York, New York. DAVID L. FELTEN, MD, PhD, is Assoc. Dean of Clinical Sciences and Prof. Neurosciences at UMHS. He's former VP for Research and Medical Director of Research at William Beaumont Health System and Founding Associate Dean for their School of Medicine. He previously served as Dean of Grad Med Ed at Seton Hall; Founding Executive Director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and Prof of Anatomy and Neurobiology at UC Irvine; Founding Director of the Center for Neuroimmunology at Loma Linda School of Medicine; and the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor and Chair of Department of Neurobiology, and Director of Markey Charitable Trust Institute for Neurobiology and Neurodegenerative Diseases and Aging at U of Rochester. His pioneering studies of autonomic innervation of lymphoid organs and neural-immune signaling underling psychoneuroimmunology has been featured on Bill Moyer's, "Healing and the Mind,� "20/20,� and many other media venues. He served for over a decade on NBME, including Chair of the Neurosciences Committee for the USMLE. Michael K. O'Banion Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York. Mary Summo Maida Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York.