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This book provides a clear and readable introduction to the central concepts of clinical neuroscience. The first part of the book deals with fundamental areas of neuroscience required for a sound understanding of brain disease. This is followed by an account of the neurobiology of the most common and important brain diseases of the western world (stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis). The book is in the same general style as the successful Crossman: Neuronatomy with extensive colour illustrations. By Paul Johns, BSc BM MSc FRCPath, Consultant Neuropathologist / Senior Lecturer in Neuroanatomy, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and St George's University of London, London, UK Table of Contents: Overview of the nervous system. Brain development. Functional neuroanatomy. Sensory and motor pathways. Neurons and glial cells. Electrical signalling in neurons. Synaptic transmission. Cellular mechanisms of neurological disease. Head injury. Stroke. Epilepsy. Dementia. Parkinson’s disease. Multiple sclerosis. Appendix. Index.
Elsevier Health Sciences
March 20, 2014
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