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Neurology for Nurses is an attempt to make neurology as clear as possible, using the nursing model. The first portion of this book provides a diagram of the planes of the body that considers the nervous system anatomically, which is referenced throughout the book. The different orientations and planes of the body include the anterior (ventral) surface, posterior (dorsal) surface, lateral, medial, sagittal (median) section, Coronal (frontal) section, and transverse. Other than detailed descriptions of the anatomy and functions of nerves and the nervous system, this book provides diagnostic evaluation of diseases and clinical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, brain tumors, head injury, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and meningitis. This book includes as well discussions on neurological examinations, investigations, and observations. The topic on nursing care for unconscious patients is also provided. This text is aimed primarily at nursing students in training, but will also benefits those taking a post-basic nursing course in neurology.
1 The planes of the body
2 The neurone
3 Introduction to the central nervous system
4 The fore brain
5 The thalamus
6 The basal nuclei
7 The hypothalamus
8 The neurohypophysis (posteriorpituitary)
9 The brain stem
10 The cerebellum
11 The meninges
12 The ventricles
13 Cerebrospinal fluid
14 Arterial supply of the brain
15 Venous drainage of the brain
16 The spinal cord
17 Ascending sensory tracts
18 Descending motor tracts
19 The reflex arc
20 An introduction to the peripheral nervous system
21 The spinal nerves
22 The cranial nerves
23 The nerves of the upper limb
24 The nerves of the lower limb
28 Smell and taste
30 The autonomic nervous system
31 Neurological examination
32 Neurological investigations
33 Neurological observations
34 Care of the unconscious patient
35 Care of the paralysed patient
36 Multiple sclerosis
37 Cerebro vascular accident
38 Brain tumours
39 Head injury
44 Subarachnoid haemorrhage
45 Lesions of the spinal cord
46 Acute poliomyelitis
49 Peripheral neuritis
50 The trigeminal and facial nerves
51 Menieres disease
52 Headache and migraine
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
- 1st January 1981
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J. Victor Small received a Ph.D. in 1969 at Kings College, London from where he moved to Denmark to take up a lectureship at Aarhus University, which he held until 1977. Thereafter, he became department head in a new institute, the Institute of Molecular Biology, established by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Salzburg, of which he is the current director. His work has centered on smooth muscle biochemistry and structure and on the mechanism of cell motility.
Austria Academy of Sciences, Salzburg, Austria
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