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