Category: Medical / Physiology

Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology E-Book

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Gain a quick and easy understanding of this complex subject with the 2nd edition of Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology by doctors Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph PY Kao, and Donald R. Matteson. The expanded and thoroughly updated content in this Mosby Physiology Monograph Series title bridges the gap between basic biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, and organ and systems physiology, providing the rich, clinically oriented coverage you need to master the latest concepts in neuroscience. See how cells function in health and disease with extensive discussion of cell membranes, action potentials, membrane proteins/transporters, osmosis, and more. Intuitive and user-friendly, this title is a highly effective way to learn cellular physiology and neurophysiology.

  • Focus on the clinical implications of the material with frequent examples from systems physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology.
  • Gain a solid grasp of transport processes—which are integral to all physiological processes, yet are neglected in many other cell biology texts.
  • Understand therapeutic interventions and get an updated grasp of the field with information on recently discovered molecular mechanisms.
  • Conveniently explore mathematical derivations with special boxes throughout the text.

Test your knowledge of the material with an appendix of multiple-choice review questions, complete with correct answers

  • Understand the latest concepts in neurophysiology with a completely new section on Synaptic Physiology.
  • Learn all of the newest cellular physiology knowledge with sweeping updates throughout.
  • Reference key abbreviations, symbols, and numerical constants at a glance with new appendices.

Neurophysiology of Consciousness

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and made insignificant in practice, by selecting for study simple kinds of ex periences which are devoid of emotional content and which can be tested for reliability. A simple somatosensory ”raw feel” fulfills these characteristics (see papers nos. 2,5). In any case, if we fail to find ways to use introspective reports in convincingly acceptable studies we would give up the ability to investigate the relation between conscious experience and neural activity, something warned against by William James (Krech, 1969). Another factor in the dearth of direct experimental studies is, of course, the comparative inaccessibility of the human brain for such purposes. Meaningful investigations of the issue in question requires simultaneous study of brain events and introspective reports of experiences in an awake, cooperative human subject. Analysis by neuropsychologists of pathological lesions in the brain and the related disturbances of conscious functions have contributed much to mapping the pos sible representations of these functions. The non-invasive recording of electrical activity with electrodes on the scalp, starting from Berger’s initial EEG record ings in 1929, has contributed much to the problems of states of consciousness and to various cognitive features associated with sensory inputs, but not as much to the specific issue of conscious experience.

Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Neurophysiology

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This revised and updated 2nd Edition of this unique resource comprehensively covers the diagnostic and clinical applications of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). A team of internationally renowned authorities offer cutting-edge, in-depth guidance on the use of TMS to study brain physiology and pathophysiology as well as its current and future therapeutic uses. Readers will find the essential up-to-date information they need to make the most of this dynamic method-all in one authoritative resource.

  • Delivers a detailed analysis of the physics of magnetic stimulation as well as basic mechanisms of how magnetic stimulation activates neural tissue.
  • Presents expert guidance on the clinical uses of TMS as well as its therapeutic and research applications.
  • Covers the field’s hottest topics in chapters on Evaluation of Epilepsy and Anticonvulsants and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Sleep and Sleep-Related Disorders.
  • Discusses the future uses of TMS

Clinical Neurophysiology

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This text is a fully integrated summary of all aspects of clinical neurophysiology. It is written by nationally recognized experts who work together at Mayo Clinic. All the authors are heavily involved in the teaching of clinical neurophysiology to residents in neurology, neurosurgery and physical medicine, and to post-residency fellows in EEG, EMG, autonomic disorder, sleep disorders, peripheral nerve diseases, and muscle diseases.The first section is a review of the basics of clinical neurophysiology. The second considers the assessment of disease by anatomical system. The third explains how clinical neurophysiologic techniques are used in the clinical assessment of diseases of the nervous system.This thoroughly revised Second Edition includes new approaches and a new chapter on the clinical neurophysiology of pain. The clinical problems in which each of the clinical neurophysiologic approaches can add to the diagnosis and management of neurologic disease are detailed, especially the assessment of clinical symptom complexes with electroencephalography (EEG). The discussions of pediatric EEG disorders, ambulatory EEG, new equipment and digital analyses, magneto-EEG, electromyographic (EMG) techniques, motor unit number estimates, myoclonus on surface EMG, segmental sympathetic reflex, and postural normotension have been expanded. Chapters on EMG quantified and single fiber EMG have been reorganized, and major revisions have been made in the discussion of sensory potentials, somatosensory evoked potentials, acoustic reflex testing, cardiovagal function, physiologic testing of sleep, and assessment of sleep disorders. New approaches are discussed in each of the four chapters on monitoring neural function during surgery, particularly with motor evoked potentials.