BRS Neuroanatomy, 4th Edition , 4th Edition by James D. Fix

By James D. Fix

Designed essentially for clinical and dental scholars getting ready for the USMLE Step 1 and different examinations, this booklet provides the necessities of human neuroanatomy in a succinct define layout with considerable illustrations. Over six hundred USMLE-style questions with entire solutions and factors are incorporated, a few on the finish of every bankruptcy and a few in an end-of-book finished exam. This version makes use of colour to delineate neuroanatomical pathways and spotlight scientific correlations. New scientific MRI and MRA photos were additional. Questions persist with the medical vignette-based layout of the present USMLE. A spouse site on thePoint bargains fast entry to the total, totally searchable textual content and all questions from the ebook.

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Gives direct branches to the optic chiasm. • supplies the medial surface of the frontal and parietal lobes and corpus callosum. • supplies part of the caudate nucleus and putamen and anterior limb of the internal capsule via the medial striate artery of Heubner (see Figure 3-2). • supplies the leg and foot area of the motor and sensory cortices (paracentral lobule) (see Figure 23-1). Figure 3-6. Schematic drawing of a coronal (frontal) section through the cerebral hemisphere at the level of the internal capsule and thalamus, showing the major vascular territories.

2. Cranial epidural space • is a potential space between the periosteal and meningeal layers of the dura. • contains the meningeal arteries and veins. 3. Subdural space • is a potential space between the dura and the arachnoid. • intracranially transmits the superior cerebral veins to the venous lacunae of the superior sagittal sinus. Laceration of these “bridging veins” results in subdural hemorrhage (hematoma). qxd 26 06/06/2007 6:20 AM Page 26 TechBooks [PPG -QUARK] NEUROANATOMY LI T12 Conus medullaris LII L1 Lumbar cistern L2 LIII Filum terminale L3 LIV Dura mater L4 Cauda equina LV SI SII A Coccygeal ligament B Figure 2-2.

The cingulate gyrus contains the cingulum, a fiber bundle that interconnects the hippocampal formation with the septal nucleus. Bilateral destruction of the cingulate gyrus causes loss of inhibition as well as dulling of the emotions. Memory is unaffected. Lesions of the anterior cingulate gyri cause placidity; cingulectomy is used to treat severe anxiety and depression. 14–B. The caudate nucleus and the putamen comprise the striatum, a basal ganglion. In Huntington disease, massive loss of neurons in the head of the caudate nucleus results in hydrocephalus ex vacuo.

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