Key Features

  • A concise and lucid explanation of how to examine the nervous system.

  • Copiously illustrated with clear line diagrams and flow charts.

  • Instructions are clear and systematic – what to do, what you will find, and what it means.

Table of Contents

History and examination. Speech. Mental state and higher function. Gait. Cranial nerves: general. Cranial nerve 1: olfactory nerve. Cranial nerves: the eye 1 – pupils, acuity, fields. Cranial nerves: the eye 2 – fundi. Cranial nerves III, IV, VI: eye movements. Cranial nerves: nystagmus. Cranial nerves V and VII: the face. Cranial nerve VIII: auditory nerve. Cranial nerves IX, X, XII: the mouth. Cranial nerve XI: accessory nerve. Motor system: general. Motor system: tone. Motor system: arms. Motor system: legs. Motor system: reflexes. Motor system: what you find and what it means. Sensation: general. Sensation: what you find and what it means. Co-ordination. Abnormal movements. Special signs. The autonomic nervous system. The unconscious patient. Summary of screening neurological examination. Passing clinical examinations.


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the editor

Geraint Fuller

Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Gloucester Royal Hospital, Gloucester, Royaume-Uni.