Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781437702941, 9780323279246

Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications

4th Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Duane Haines
eBook ISBN: 9780323279246
eBook ISBN: 9781455733279
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 19th October 2012
Page Count: 504

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Turn to Fundamental Neuroscience for a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of this complicated subject! Integrated coverage of neuroanatomy, physiology, and pharmacology, with a particular emphasis on systems neurobiology, effectively prepares you for your courses, exams, and beyond.

Key Features

  • Easily comprehend and retain complex material thanks to the expert instruction of Professor Duane Haines, recipient of the Henry Gray/Elsevier Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Association of Anatomists and the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Colleges.
  • Access the complete contents online at, plus 150 USMLE-style review questions, sectional images correlated with the anatomical diagrams within the text, and more.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Essential Concepts

1. Orientation to Structure and Imaging of the Central Nervous System
2. The Cell Biology of Neurons and Glia
3. The Electrochemical Basis of Nerve Function
4. The Chemical Basis for Neuronal Communication
5. Development of the Nervous System

Section 2: Regional Neurobiology

6. The Ventricles, Choroid Plexus, and Cerebrospinal Fluid
7. The Meninges
8. A Survey of the Cerebrovascular System
9. The Spinal Cord
10. An Overview of the Brainstem
11. The Medulla Oblongata
12. The Pons and Cerebellum
13. The Midbrain
14. A Synopsis of Cranial Nerves of the Brainstem
15. The Diencephalon
16. The Telencephalon

Section 3: Systems Neurobiology

17. The Somatosensory System I: Tactile Discrimination and Position Sense
18. The Somatosensory System II: Touch, Thermal Sense, and Pain
19. Viscerosensory Pathways
20. The Visual System
21. The Auditory System
22. The Vestibular System
23. Olfaction and Taste
24. Motor System I: Peripheral Sensory, Brainstem, and Spinal Influence on Anterior Horn Neurons
25. Motor System II: Corticofugal Systems and the Control of Movement
26. The Basal Nuclei
27. The Cerebellum
28. Visual Motor Systems
29. Visceral Motor Pathways
30. The Hypothalamus
31. The Limbic System
32. The Cerebral Cortex
33. The Neurologic Examination


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About the Author

Duane Haines

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, and Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi