Applied Neurophysiology

Applied Neurophysiology

With Particular Reference to Anaesthesia

1st Edition - March 1, 1988

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  • Authors: J.A. Simpson, W. Fitch
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193489

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Applied Neurophysiology is intended to promote understanding of the structure and function of the human nervous system for anesthetists. For that reason this book presented concepts rather than critical discussions of experimental work. This book is organized into five parts. There are chapters intended for specialists such as those on vision, control of gaze, hearing and locomotion that were included in order to introduce concepts on brain stem automatisms and cortical function necessary to understand respiration and conscious awareness. There is also a chapter on autonomic nervous system which provides an account of the regulation of the cerebral circulation. The final sections of this volume also include quantitative data and references to original studies which were not thought necessary in other sections. This book will be of interest to anesthetists, clinicians, psychologists, speech pathologists and even neurologists in training.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Cellular Organization of the Nervous System

    Chapter 1 The Excitable Cell

    Chapter 2 Neuromuscular Junction

    Chapter 3 Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators

    Chapter 4 The Principles of Organization of the Nervous System

    Part 2 The Afferent Nervous System

    Chapter 5 Sensation

    Chapter 6 Pain

    Chapter 7 Thermal Sensation and Regulation of Body Temperature

    Chapter 8 Contact Sensations

    Chapter 9 Kinaesthesia: Sensory Signals From Muscles, Tendons and Joints

    Chapter 10 Vision

    Chapter 11 Hearing

    Part 3 Higher Nervous Functions

    Chapter 12 Integrative Functions of the Cerebral Cortex

    Chapter 13 Memory and Learning

    Chapter 14 Appetites and Motivation: The Limbic System

    Chapter 15 Arousal, Attention and Consciousness

    Chapter 16 The Electroencephalogram

    Part 4 Interaction with the Environment Regulation of the Internal Environment

    Chapter 17 Reflex Activity

    Chapter 8 Vestibular Function

    Chapter 19 Movements of the Eyes and Fixation of Gaze

    Chapter 20 Motor Automatisms of Respiration and Feeding

    Chapter 21 Locomotion

    Chapter 22 General Principles of Control Of Movement

    Chapter 23 Cerebellum: A Comparator and Regulator

    Chapter 24 Goal-Directed Movement

    Part 5 Regulation of the Internal Environment

    Chapter 25 Homeostasis and General Responses to Stress

    Chapter 26 The Autonomic Nervous System

    Chapter 27 The Cerebral Circulation

    Chapter 28 Cerebrospinal Fluid: Formation,Composition and Pressures


Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: March 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193489

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J.A. Simpson

W. Fitch

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