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This book provides a clear and readable introduction to the central concepts of clinical neuroscience. The first part of the book deals with fundamental areas of neuroscience required for a sound understanding of brain disease. This is followed by an account of the neurobiology of the most common and important brain diseases of the western world (stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis). The book is in the same general style as the successful Crossman: Neuronatomy with extensive colour illustrations.Short, affordable and readable introductory level text in the smae style as Crossman: Neuroanatomy.Assumes little previous neuroscience knowledge.Explains fundamental concepts without overwhelming detailFocuses on clinically relevant material.Includes the most common and important neurological disorders.
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Table of Contents

Overview of the nervous system.�Brain development. Functional neuroanatomy.�Sensory and motor pathways.�Neurons and glial cells.�Electrical signalling in neurons.�Synaptic transmission.�Cellular mechanisms of neurological disease.�Head injury.�Stroke.�Epilepsy.�Dementia.�Parkinson's disease.� Multiple sclerosis.

About the Author

Dr Paul Johns is Consultant Neuropathologist at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Neuroanatomy at St George's University of London. His research interests have included neuroprotection in acute cerebral ischaemia and the pathology of focal epilepsy. In 2006 he won the Intercapital Prize in Epileptology and is the Course Director of 'Neurocourses UK'.

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