Discussion of Cases

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SECTION VII DISCUSSION OF CASES CHAPTER 25Discussion of Cases As outlined in Chapter 4, the important question, “Where is the lesion?” (or “What is the precise location of the deficit?”),…

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Vascular Supply of the Brain

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CHAPTER 12Vascular Supply of the Brain The brain and spinal cord are critically dependent on an uninterrupted supply of oxygenated blood, and thus are dependent on unimpeded flow through the…

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Cerebral Hemispheres/Telencephalon

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CHAPTER 10Cerebral Hemispheres/Telencephalon The cerebral hemispheres make us human. They include the cerebral cortex (which consists of six lobes on each side: frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, insular, and limbic), the…

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The Spinal Cord

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SECTION III SPINAL CORD AND SPINE CHAPTER 5The Spinal Cord The spinal cord provides a crucial information conduit, connecting the brain with most of the body. It is the target…

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The Brain Stem and Cerebellum

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SECTION IV ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN CHAPTER 7The Brain Stem and Cerebellum The brain stem includes the medulla and pons, located ventral to the cerebellum. In addition to housing essential…

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Cranial Nerves and Pathways

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CHAPTER 8Cranial Nerves and Pathways The 12 pairs of cranial nerves are referred to by either name or Roman numeral (Fig 8–1 and Table 8–1). Note that the olfactory peduncle…

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Imaging of the Brain

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SECTION VI DIAGNOSTIC AIDS CHAPTER 22Imaging of the Brain Brain imaging provides essential diagnostic information and is very useful for research on the brain. Images of the skull, the brain…

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Signaling in the Nervous System

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CHAPTER 3Signaling in the Nervous System Along with muscle cells, neurons are unique in that they are excitable; that is, they respond to stimuli by generating electrical impulses. Electrical responses…

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Ventricles and Coverings of the Brain

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CHAPTER 11Ventricles and Coverings of the Brain VENTRICULAR SYSTEM Within the brain is a communicating system of cavities that are lined with ependyma and filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF): There…

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