Applied Neurophysiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723607076, 9781483193489

Applied Neurophysiology

1st Edition

With Particular Reference to Anaesthesia

Authors: J.A. Simpson W. Fitch
eBook ISBN: 9781483193489
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st March 1988
Page Count: 366
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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 Index


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