eBook The Brain, the Nervous System, and Their Diseases, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610693388
  • ISBN-13: 9781610693387
  • DDC: 612.803
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

Written to be accessible to high school and college students and general readers, this three-volume encyclopedia provides a sweeping overview of the brain, nervous system, and their diseases. Bringing together contributions from leading neuroscientists, neurologists, family physicians, psychologists, and public health professionals, the work covers both brain anatomy and function and neurological disorders, addressing how underlying processes-whether biological, developmental, environmental, or neurodegenerative-manifest themselves. Roughly a third of the entries are about neuroscience and how neurons "talk" to each other in brain circuits to provide normal function. Another group of entries discusses abnormalities or dysfunctions of the brain that develop into disorders or diseases, while a third group focuses on research and experimental procedures commonly used to study the nervous system. The encyclopedia also explores its subject from a wellness perspective, explaining actions that can prevent neurological disorders and injuries and promote general nervous system health. By addressing both ends of the spectrum, the work presents a holistic perspective that will appeal to a broad range of readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Introduction: Neuroscience Overview.
2: Abducens Nerve.
3: Accessory Nerve.
4: Accommodation.
5: Acetylcholine and Its Receptors.
6: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
7: Action Potential.
8: Addiction.
9: Adrenaline.
10: Afferent Tracts.
11: Agnosia.
12: Agraphia.
13: Alcohol and Alcoholism.
14: Alexia.
15: Alzheimer’s Disease.
16: AMPA and Its Receptors.
17: Amygdala.
18: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
19: Anencephaly.
20: Anesthesia.
21: Aneurysm.
22: Anterolateral Tract (Anterolateral System).
23: Antidepressants.
24: Aphasia.
25: Apoptosis.
26: Apraxia.
27: Areflexia.
28: Ataxia.
29: Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
30: Auditory System.
31: Autism.
32: Autonomic Nervous System.
33: Axon.
34: Baroreceptors.
35: Basal Nuclei (Basal Ganglia).
36: Behavior.
37: Behavioral Health.
38: Behavioral Tests.
39: Bell’s Palsy (Bell Palsy).
40: Benzodiazepines.
41: Beta-Blockers (β-Blockers).
42: Bipolar Disorder.
43: Blind Spot.
44: Blink Reflex.
45: Blood-Brain Barrier.
46: Brachial Plexus.
47: Brain Anatomy.
48: Brain Stimulators.
49: Brainstem.
50: Broca’s Area.
51: Brodmann Areas.
52: Brown-Séquard Syndrome.
53: Calcium Channels.
54: Carotid Body.
55: Cauda Equina.
56: Caudate Nucleus.
57: Central Nervous System (CNS).
58: Central Pontine Myelinolysis.
59: Cephalic Disorders.
60: Cerebellar Nuclei.
61: Cerebellum.
62: Cerebral Cortex.
63: Cerebral Palsy.
64: Cerebrospinal Fluid.
65: Cerebrovascular System.
66: Chloride Channels.
67: Chorda Tympani Nerve.
68: Circadian Rhythm.
69: Cochlea.
70: Cochlear Implants.
71: Color Blindness.
72: Coma.
73: Commissure.
74: Compression Injury.
75: Computed Tomography (CT or CAT).
76: Concussion.
77: Congenital Defects (Abnormalities).
78: Conscious and Consciousness.
79: Corpus Callosum.
80: Corticobulbar System.
81: Cranial Nerves.
82: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
83: Cushing, Harvey W. (1869–1939).
84: Cushing Syndrome.
85: Deafness.
86: Dementia.
87: Depotentiation.
88: Depression.
89: Diabetes Mellitus.
90: Diencephalon.
91: Diplopia.
92: Discriminative Touch.
93: Dizziness and Vertigo.
94: Dopamine and its Receptors.
95: Down Syndrome.
96: Drosophila.
97: Dysarthria.
98: Dysdiadochokinesia.
99: Dyslexia.
100: Dystonia.
101: Efferent Tracts.
102: Electroencephalogram (EEG).
103: Electromyelogram (EMG).
104: Embryonic Development of the Nervous System.
105: Encephalitis.
106: Encephalopathy.
107: Endorphins.
108: Ependymal Cells.
109: Epilepsy.
110: Excitation.
111: Facial Nerve.
112: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
113: Fibromyalgia.
114: Foot Drop.
115: Fragile X Syndrome.
116: Frontal Lobe.