Essential Neuroscience
Brand: Lippincott Williams n Wilkins

Essential Neuroscience

  • Publish Date: 2005-10-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Allan Siegel PhD;Hreday N. Sapru PhD

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The explosion of new information in recent years has challenged instructors of neuroscience to synthesize a diverse range of topics and present them in a way that's comprehensible to students. This first edition of Essential Neuroscience presents a solution, delivering the right level of detail and scope of information for medical students and residents.

Readers are presented with all of the basic neuroscience topics, but with a focus on the essential concepts and facts intrinsic to the practice of medicine. The result is a refreshing text that makes learning the subject matter simple yet meaningful.

The authors begin with the analysis of a single neuron, and then relate how neurons communicate with each other. Discussions progress to the anatomy of the spinal cord and brain, followed by a detailed examination of the sensory, motor, and integrative systems. This building-block approach helps students master the subject material and prepare for national board examinations.

Benefit from these valuable features:

  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives help students focus on the most important information to take away from each chapter.
  • Summary tables and outlines organize chapter material into a high-yield format to help students review the material effectively.
  • Clinical scenarios in each chapter help students understand the clinical application of the concepts presented.
  • End-of-chapter review questions (both USMLE-style and course review) help students prepare for course and board exams.
  • Full-color art program includes over 400 illustrations.
  • A detailed chapter on neurotransmitters and implications of their malfunctions in mental disorders reflects recent developments in the field.
  • Chapter on Behavioral Disorders examines schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsion, all topics that are part of the USMLE.
  • Chapter on Cranial Nerves offers material tested on the USMLE.
  • Genetic abnormalities and malfunctions of the immune system are also discussed, where applicable.
  • Basic neuroscience terms and concepts are defined in an extensive end-of-book Glossary.

Essential Neuroscience is an ideal resource for medical students, neurology residents, and students who specialize in associated biological sciences.


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