Atlas of the Human Hypothalamus

Atlas of the Human Hypothalamus

Anatomy, Blood Supply, Myelo-, and Cytoarchitecture

1st Edition - February 4, 2021

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  • Author: Bertalan Dudas
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220528
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128220511

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The Atlas of the Human Hypothalamus presents for the first time a detailed view of the cyto- and myeloarchitecture of the human hypothalamus. Providing high-resolution images of consecutive coronal sections, this book illustrates the brain area that is responsible for maintaining the homeostasis of the body by direct neuronal projections as well as by linking the central nervous system to the endocrine system. The primary goal of this atlas is to provide detailed morphological understanding of the hypothalamic structures that control numerous vital functions as well as to provide a tool to target hypothalamic areas during deep brain stimulation.

Key Features

  • Presents the first-ever detailed atlas on the human hypothalamus by using consecutive coronal sections
  • Features high-resolution micrographs of hypothalamic sections to demonstrate cyto- and myeloarchitectonics
  • Defines nuclei and pathways by using standard nomenclature
  • Provides precise location of hypothalamic structures for guided stereotaxy
  • Attempts to describe specific relationships between hypothalamic structures


Standard neuroanatomy lab atlas for all labs doing neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, or molecular expression/cloning/neurogenetics in the mouse brain

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. General anatomic description with plastinated brain specimens and schematical drawings of pathways and nuclei
    Part 2. 130 sections of hypothalamus with corresponding contour maps

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: February 4, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220528
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128220511

About the Author

Bertalan Dudas

Dr. Dudás M.D., Ph.D. is the Assistant Dean of Research and Scholarship, Institutional Director of Research, and Professor of Anatomy at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). He graduated in medicine from Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University in Hungary (University of Szeged), and received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the same institution. He is a lecturer of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy since 1993 and is also Program Director of Histology at LECOM. He is the Founder and Director of Neuroendocrine Organization Laboratory (NEO).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Dean of Research and Scholarship, Institutional Director of Research; Professor of Anatomy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), OA, USA

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