Clinical Neuroanatomy

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CHAPTER 4 Clinical Neuroanatomy       I.  Skull, Cerebrovascular Supply, and Venous Drainage Figure 4.1    Basal view of the skull highlighting the foramina.            A.  Foramina of the skull FORAMEN STRUCTURES Foramen cecum Vein to superior…

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Movement Disorders

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CHAPTER 12 Movement Disorders       I.  Definition            A.  Motor disorders are defined as a group of neurological disorders characterized by paucity of movement (hypokinesia), excessive movement (hyperkinesia), or sometimes a combination of both….

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Pediatric Neurology

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CHAPTER 21 Pediatric Neurology       I.  Embryology and Development            A.  Embryology of nervous system and corresponding disorders (high-yield items)                  1.  Risk factors for neural tube defects: maternal diabetes (caudal regression syndrome), folate deficiency and…

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Adult Psychiatry

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CHAPTER 28 Adult Psychiatry       I.  Psychochemistry            A.  Neurotransmitters                  1.  Dopamine (DA)                       a.  Dopaminergic pathways                       b.  Synthesis                               i.  Tyrosine—(tyrosine hydroxylase) → L-dopa—(dopa decarboxylase) → DA                              ii.  Tyrosine hydroxylase is the rate-limiting enzyme                       c.  Catabolism                               i.  DA is broken down by…

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Neuromuscular Disorders

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CHAPTER 10 Neuromuscular Disorders       I.  General Evaluation            A.  History                  1.  Chief complaint                       a.  Weakness/motor versus sensory                       b.  Acute versus subacute versus chronic                       c.  Symmetric versus asymmetric                  2.  Contributing history                       a.  Family history                       b.  Medications, toxins                       c.  Trauma                       d.  Infections                       e.  Vaccinations                       f.  Diet…

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Dementia

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CHAPTER 8 Dementia       I.  Definitions            A.  Delirium: an acute confusional state, marked by decreased attention and prominent alterations in perception and consciousness and associated with vivid hallucinations, delusions, heightened alertness, and agitation;…

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Neurohistology, Embryology, and Developmental Disorders

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CHAPTER 3 Neurohistology, Embryology, and Developmental Disorders       I.  Neurohistology            A.  Neurons: classified by the number of processes                  1.  Pseudounipolar: located in the spinal dorsal root ganglia and sensory ganglia of the cranial nerves…

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Neuro-oncology and Transplant Neurology

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CHAPTER 27 Neuro-oncology and Transplant Neurology       I.  Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors            A.  Epidemiology                  1.  Metastatic brain tumors outnumber primary brain tumors 10 to 1.                  2.  Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors…

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Neurobehavior and Neuropsychology

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CHAPTER 30 Neurobehavior and Neuropsychology       I.  Functional-Anatomic Correlations: Review Chapter 4 to identify vessels supplying these important regions of the brain.            A.  Frontal lobes                  1.  Luria description of functions                       a.  Identification of problems or…

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