An Introduction to the Study of the Nervous System

An Introduction to the Study of the Nervous System

2nd Edition - January 1, 1933

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  • Authors: E. E. Hewer, G. M. Sandes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195193

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An Introduction to the Study of the Nervous System covers topics about the minute structure and functions of the nervous system. The book discusses the minute and gross anatomy of the various parts of the nervous system; the degenerative and regenerative changes following section of the nerves; and the descending and ascending tracts of the spinal cord. The text then describes the cerebellar connections; the deep connections of the cranial nerves; and the microscopic structure of the cortex of the cerebellum and of the cerebrum. The distribution, source, circulation and absorption, pressure, and normal composition of the cerebrospinal fluid and the parts and functions of the autonomic nervous system are also considered. The book further tackles the normal physiology of the sensory and motor paths; the results of interference with the general sensory path at various levels; and the visual path and interference therewith. The text also discusses the cochlear and olfactory paths and the interference therewith and the levels of integration and mechanism of coordinated muscular movement. Students taking courses related to neurology will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Part I

    Chapter I. Nerve Cells and Nerve Fibers

    Nerve Cells and Fibers

    Neurone Theory

    Chapter II. Changes Following Section of Nerves

    Structure of Mixed Nerve

    Degenerative and Regenerative Changes Following Section of Nerve

    Chapter III. The Spinal Cord: Ascending Tracts

    Chapter IV. The Spinal Cord: Descending Tracts

    Chapter V. Cerebellar Connections

    Chapter VI. Deep Connections of Cranial Nerves

    Anatomy of Cranial Nerves

    Inter-Connections of Cranial Nerves

    Tracts Conveyed in the Fillets

    Chapter VII. Basal Ganglia Connections

    The Internal Capsule

    The Optic Thalamus

    Chapter VIII. Microscopic Structure of Cortex of Cerebellum and Cerebrum

    Chapter IX. Cerebrospinal Fluid



    Circulation and Absorption-Pressure



    Chapter X. Autonomic Nervous System


    True and Para-Sympathetic Fibers

    Splanchnic Nerves

    Supply of Certain Specified Structures

    Different Part of System

    Functions of System

    Part II

    Chapter I. The Normal Physiology of the Sensory Path

    Path of Sensory Impulse

    Parts Played by Optic Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex

    Chapter II. Results of Interference with the General Sensory Path at Various Levels

    Chapter III. Visual Path and Interference therewith

    Lesions of the Path at Different Levels from Periphery to Cortex

    Accommodation Reaction

    Light Reflex

    Chapter IV. The Cochlear Path and the Olfactory Path, and Interference therewith

    Chapter V. The Cerebral Cortex

    Cortical Layers

    Localisation of Functions in the Cortex

    Chapter VI. The Normal Physiology of the Motor Path

    The Pyramidal and Extra-Pyramidal Paths

    Chapter VII. Results of Interference with the Motor Path at Various Levels

    Chapter VIII. Reflex Action

    Reflexes in the Spinal Frog, Spinal Dog, and Spinal Man

    Types of Reflexes in Man—Conditioned Reflexes

    Chapter IX. Levels of Integration and Mechanism of Co-ordinated Muscular Movement

    Reciprocal Innervation


    Muscle Tone

    Magnus' Classification


    Comparison Between Effects of Lower and Upper Motor Neurone Lesions

    Chapter X. Notes on Certain Pathological Conditions

    Hemisection and Complete Section of the Cord-Aphasia—Nystagmus

    Appendix. Histological Methods


Product details

  • No. of pages: 162
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1933
  • Published: January 1, 1933
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195193

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E. E. Hewer

G. M. Sandes

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