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Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Section 1: Macroscopic Organization: An overview of Nervous System Structure and Function

Chapter I. Anatomy of the Nervous System
I. Divisions of the nervous system
II. Dissections
III. Horizontal images
IV. Coronal images
V. Sagittal images
VI. Spinal cord anatomy

Chapter II. Development of the Nervous System
I. Neural tube and derivatives
II. Neural crest and derivatives
III. Primary vesicles and derivatives
IV. Secondary vesicles and derivatives
V. Clinical considerations

Chapter III. Meninges
I. Layers of the meninges
II. Meningeal vasculature
III. Clinical considerations

Chapter IV. The Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid
I. Components of the ventricular system
II. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
III. Clinical considerations

Chapter V. Vasculature
I. Cerebral blood flow
II. Blood-brain barrier (BBB)
III. Anterior circulation: internal carotid system
IV. Posterior circulation: vertebral-basilar system
V. Anastomoses
VI. Venous drainage
VII. Spinal cord blood supply
VIII. Clinical considerations: cerebrovascular accidents

Section 2: Microscopic Organization: The Nervous System at the cellular level

Chapter VI. Neurocytology
I. Neurons
II. Synapse
III. Neuronal cytoskeleton
IV. Axonal transport
V. Glia
VI. Clinical considerations: response to injury

Chapter VII. Neurophysiology
I. Passive membrane properties
II. Excitable membrane
III. Myelination and saltatory conduction
IV. Clinical considerations

Chapter VIII. Synaptic interactions
I. Electrical synapse
II. Chemical synapse
III. Clinical considerations

Chapter IX. Neurochemistry
I. Classical neurotransmitters
II. Peptide neurotransmitters
III. Neurotransmitter receptors
IV. Clinical considerations

Section 3: Sensory Systems

Chapter X. Discriminati


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