Princeton University Library Catalog

Medical neurobiology / Peggy Mason.

Author:
Mason, Peggy (Neurobiologist) [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
Description:
xiii, 665 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction to the nervous system -- Cells of the nervous system: neurons and glia -- Developmental overview of neuroanatomy: the tube within the brain -- Neural communication -- Neuron at rest -- Electrical communication within a neuron -- Neurotransmitter release -- Synthesis, packaging, and termination of neurotransmitters -- Receiving the synaptic message -- Neuroanatomy -- Spinal cord: conduit between body and brain -- Cranial nerves: brain sentries -- Brainstem organization -- Inside the brainstem: cranial nerve nuclei and long-distance connections -- Forebrain: action, perception, emotion, thought -- Following the nutrients: blood supply, blood-brain barrier, and ventricles -- Perception -- Perceiving the world -- Seeing the world -- Audition: communciation portal -- Somatosensation: focus on pain -- Vestibular sense: balance and equilibrium -- Motor control -- Motor unit and orderly recruitment -- Reflexes and gait -- From movement to action: postural stability, orienting, and praxis -- Cerebellum -- Basal ganglia: action selection -- Gaze control -- Homeostasis -- Homeostatic systems: staying alive -- You and the brain -- Brain in a physician's life.
Subject(s):
Neurobiology [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780195339970 (alk. paper)
  • 0195339975 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2010034433
OCLC:
656850379
RCP:
C - S