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Science Human Anatomy & Physiology

Basic Neuroanatomy

by (author) Carlton George Smith

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, General
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This volume describes and illustrates neural pathways, their interrelationships, and their blood supply, and is aimed particularly at students of neuroanatomy, particularly medical students. The caudal end of the axial nervous system is described first, and successively higher segments of the central nervous system are then described in turn. In order that the structure of the brain and the course of the longer pathways may be described with a minimum of digression, a full description of the cranial nerves and their afferent and efferent pathways is delayed until after the whole of the axial nervous system has been described. To round out this study of the nervous system, an attempt is made to interpret the structures that comprise its autonomic division. The concluding chapter is a treatise on the arterial blood supply. In keeping with the primary purpose of this text, a description of the coverings of the brain and the histology of nervous tissue are not included.

About the author

Carlton George Smith, M.D., Ph. D., wrote several books on the human brain, including Serial Dissections of the Human Brain before his death in 2003.

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