By Walter Hendelman M.D.

Understanding how the mind is equipped and visualizing its pathways and connections might be conceptually hard. The Atlas of useful Neuroanatomy, 3rd Edition addresses this problem by means of featuring a transparent visible advisor to the human relevant worried procedure (CNS). This variation has been thoroughly reorganized to facilitate studying the constitution and serve as of the CNS. the fabric supplied offers you a stable figuring out of the brain.

This edition:

  • Presents an instructive structure that fosters an intensive knowing of complicated neuroanatomy, emphasizing the useful viewpoint and supplemented with scientific aspects
  • Incorporates more desirable illustrations, keeping the selective labeling of the nuclei and tracts (pathways)
  • Includes new fabric explaining the visible method, meninges, venous process, and limbic system
  • Features a considerable elevate within the variety of neuroradiological (CT and MRI) images
  • An accompanying site (www.atlasbrain.com) contains the book’s illustrations besides rollover labeling, animation of the pathways and connections, a word list, and narrated video demonstrations of the mind.

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    Medullary Level • • • CN IX, the glossopharyngeal, and CN X, the vagus, are attached to the lateral margin of the medulla, behind the inferior olive. CN XI, the spinal accessory nerve, from the uppermost region of the spinal cord, enters the skull and then exits from the skull as if it were a cranial nerve; by convention it is included as a cranial nerve. CN XII, the hypoglossal nerve, emerges by a series of rootlets between the inferior olive and the pyramid. Information concerning the function of the cranial nerves will be discussed with Figure 8A and Figure 8B.

    These nuclei are also shown in Figure 40, in which the brainstem is presented from a dorsal perspective. The details of the location of the cranial nerve nuclei within the brainstem will be described in Section C of this atlas (Neurological Neuroanatomy) with Figure 64–Figure 67. MIDBRAIN LEVEL • • CN III, the oculomotor nerve, has both motor and autonomic fibers. The motor nucleus, which supplies most of the muscles of the eye, is found at the upper midbrain level. The parasympathetic nucleus, known as the Edinger-Westphal nucleus, supplies the pupillary constrictor muscle and the muscle that controls the curvature of the lens; both are part of the accommodation reflex (discussed with Figure 41C).

    This diagram shows the location of the motor nuclei of the cranial nerves, superimposed upon the ventral view of the brainstem. These nuclei are also shown in Figure 40, in which the brainstem is presented from a dorsal perspective. The details of the location of the cranial nerve nuclei within the brainstem will be described in Section C of this atlas (Neurological Neuroanatomy) with Figure 64–Figure 67. MIDBRAIN LEVEL • • CN III, the oculomotor nerve, has both motor and autonomic fibers. The motor nucleus, which supplies most of the muscles of the eye, is found at the upper midbrain level.

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