Barr's The Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint, by John A. Kiernan

By John A. Kiernan

This vintage, succinct, well-illustrated textbook simplifies neuroscience content material to concentration assurance at the necessities and is helping scholars research very important neuroanatomical proof and definitions. Descriptions and illustrations of the local anatomy of the important apprehensive process are by way of debts of the useful pathways. the extent of remedy is suited for more and more shorter neuroanatomy classes for clinical and allied future health students.

The 9th version positive aspects new and better paintings, updates in present traits and terminology, and additions/updates to the Cranial Nerves bankruptcy and Cells of the frightened approach chapter.

A better half web site deals on-line textual content, greater than 450 interactive multiple-choice assessment questions, case reviews, thesaurus, eponyms, abbreviations, an multiplied model of chosen chapters, and photographs from the book.

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The neurite divides into peripheral and central branches; the former terminates in a sensory ending, and the latter enters the spinal cord through a dorsal root. Action potentials pass directly from the peripheral to the central branch, bypassing the cell body. Both branches have the structural and electrophysiological characteristics of axons.

Title: BARR'S The Human Nervous System: An anatomical viewpoint, 9th Edition Copyright ©2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins > Table of Contents > PART 1 - Intr oduction and Neur ohistology > Chapter 3 - Per ipher al Ner vous System Chapter 3 Peripheral Nervous System Important Facts Ganglia are the sites of all neuronal cell bodies in the peripheral nervous system. Motor and preganglionic autonomic neurons have their cell bodies in the spinal cord and brain stem. A nerve is a bundle of axons, together with the associated glia, myelin sheaths, and supporting connective tissue.

MOTOR END PLATES The motor end plates, or myoneural junctions, on extrafusal and intrafusal fibers of skeletal striated muscles are synaptic structures with two components: the ending of a motor axon and the subjacent part of the muscle fiber. The axon of an alpha motor neuron divides terminally to supply variable numbers of muscle fibers. A motor unit consists of one motor neuron and the muscle fibers that it innervates. The number of muscle fibers in a motor unit varies from fewer than 10 to several hundred, depending on the size and function of the muscle.

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