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Human Nervous System Anatomy and Function Study Guide Audience:Intended for everyone interested in human nervous system, particularly undergraduate and graduate life science students, medical students, nursing students, physician assistants students, and physical therapy students.FEATURES:- Fully illustrated Written in clear, concise format. Difficult concepts are explained in simple terms. - Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway. - Hyperlinked table of contents- Add Bookmarks - Designed for optimal navigation on electronic devices with a small screen Use your down-time to prepare for an exam. - Always have the guide available for a quick reference.TABLE OF CONTENTS:I. Cells of the Nervous SystemNeuron: Overview Axon Dendrite Apical dendrite Dendritic spine Synapse Neuromuscular junction Afferent nerve Efferent nerve Sensory nerve Motor nerveTypes of neurons: Pyramidal cell Betz cell Purkinje cell Muscle spindle Golgi organ Motor neuron Sensory neuronGlial cell: Overview Astrocyte Oligodendrocyte Schwann cell MyelinII. Regional AnatomyAnatomical terms: Position Direction MotionNervous System Organization: Overview Brain Spinal cord Central nervous system Peripheral nervous system Somatic nervous system Autonomic nervous system Sympathetic nervous system Parasympathetic nervous systemBrain Stem external anatomy: Brain Stem Medulla oblongata Pons MidbrainBrain Stem nuclei: Olivary body Cochlear nuclei Superior olivary nuclei Inferior colliculi Medial geniculate nuclei Superior colliculus Red nucleus Substantia nigra Reticular formation Raphe nuclei Locus ceruleus Pedunculopontine nucleus Midbrain nucleiCranial nerves: Overview I olfactory II optic III oculomotor IV trochlear V trigeminal V1 ophthalmic V2 maxillary V3 mandibular VI abducens VII facial VIII vestibulocochlear (cochlear, vestibular) IX glossopharyngeal X vagus XI accessory XII hypoglossalCerebellum: Overview Development and evolution Anatomy Blood supply Dysfunction Theories about cerebellar function Purkinje cellDiencephalon: Overview Thalamus : Medial geniculate nuclei Lateral geniculate nucleus Thalamocortical loop Hypothalamus Epithalamus : Pineal gland Habenula Subthalamus Pituitary gland : Anterior pituitary Posterior pituitary Other : Third ventricle Interventricular foramina Optic chiasm Subfornical organVentricular system: Overview Lateral ventricles Interventricular foramina Third ventricle Cerebral aqueduct Fourth ventricle Central canal Choroid plexus Cerebrospinal fluidCorpus striatum: Overview Basal ganglia Striatum Putamen Caudate nucleus Nucleus accumbens Globus pallidus Subthalamic nucleus Substantia nigra.....III. Major SystemsVisual system: Overview Eye Rods Cones Rods vs. Cones Optic nerve Optic chiasm Optic tract Lateral geniculate nucleus Optic radiation Visual cortexand much more..

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