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The Rat Nervous System

Edited By: G Paxinos

1136 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 3 | #143975 | ISBN: 0125476388
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Provides an exhaustive description of the cytoarchitecture, chemoarchitecture, and connectivity of the rat nervous system.

This book provides exhaustive information about the rat nervous system. The advances made in understanding the rat nervous system since the last decade when the book was first published are finely incorporated and chapters covering additional systems have been added in this revised edition. This book is a compilation of 60 contributors and edited by an author who has many good books accredited to him including probably one of the most cited books on rat brain in stereotaxic coordinates.... The chapters are written by leading scientists in their respective fields. The chapters... are well organized with comprehensive easy to understand coverage of the subject with very clear supportive diagrams that definitely help in a better appreciation and understanding of the organization of the brain... The clarity of its presentation and the high quality of more than 400 accurately constructed illustrations make this book a very valuable source of information on the rat nervous system. It is highly recommended for both students and scientists involved in the field of neurosciences. --SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL The chapters are written by leading researchers in the field and the book is richly illustrated with figures based on experimental evidence obtained with the use of techniques such as axonal tract training... this is a very valuable book which I would use for reference on a regular basis... I would hesitate to lend the book out and I would be inclined to persuade the library to get a copy and put it in the reference section... The book will be invaluable to experienced neuroscientists when they are writing grant applications or papers or designing new projects. It will also be enjoyable for anyone simply wishing to browse through an up-to-date and beautifully illustrated book on the nervous system. I would strongly recommend this book as a library book and as a personal reference book for the neuroscientist. --Z. Henderson The second edition of The Rat Nervous System is a remarkable achievement which is an invaluable addition to the researcher's library of reference texts and is essential reading for students... The writing is up-to-date and is remarkably cohesive, with many cross-references and no unnecessary duplication of information... The book is a pleasure to browse through, being clearly written and beautifully illustrated with line drawings, photomicrographs and colour plates produced to the highest standards. In his preface, Paxinos draws attention to the fact that there are over 400 illustrations: he is rightfully proud of them and correct to point out that they enhance the text. --Verity Brown in NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA


Vasculature; O.U. Scremin, Cerebral Vascular System. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System; C. Molander and G. Grant, Spinal Cord Cytoarchitecture. A. Ribeiro-da-Silva, Substantia Gelantinosa of Spinal Cord. G. Grant, Primary Afferent Projections to the Spinal Cord. D.J. Tracey, Ascending and Descending Pathways in the Spinal Cord. G. Gabella, Autonomic Nervous System. Brainstem and Cerebellum; C.B. Saper, CentralAutonomic System. G. Holstege, The Basic, Somatic, and Emotional Components of the Motor System in Mammals. B.E. Jones, Reticular Formation: Cytoarchitecture, Transmitters, and Projections. A.J. Beitz, Periaqueductal Gray. G. Aston-Jones, M.T. Shipley, and R. Grzanna, The Locus Coeruleus, A5 and A7 Noradrenergic Cell Groups. J.H. Fallon and S.E. Loughlin, Substantia Nigra. J.B. Travers, Oromotor Nuclei. G. Holstege, B.F.M. Blok, and G.J. ter Horst, Brain Stem Systems Involved in the Blink Reflex, Feeding Mechanisms, and Micturition. T.J.H. Ruigrok and F. Cella, Precerebellar Nuclei and Red Nucleus. J. Voogd, Cerebellum. Forebrain; R.B. Simerly, Anatomical Substrates of Hypothalamic Integration. W.E. Armstrong, Hypothalamic Supraoptic and Paraventricular Nuclei. B.J. Oldfield and M.J. McKinley, Circumventricular Organs. R.L. Jakab and C. Leranth, Septum. D.G. Amaral and M.P. Witter, Hippocampal Formation. G.F. Alheid, J.S. de Olmos, and C.A. Beltramino, Amygdala and Extended Amygdala. L. Heimer, D.S. Zahm, and G.F. Alheid, Basal Ganglia. J.L. Price, Thalamus. K. Zilles and A. Wree, Cortex: Areal and Laminar Structure. Sensory Systems; D.J. Tracey and P.M.E. Waite, Somatosensory System. P.M.E. Waite and D.J. Tracey, Trigeminal Sensory System. W.D. Willis, K.N. Westlund, and S.M. Carlton, Pain. R. Norgren, Gustatory System. J.A. Rubertone, W.R. Mehler, and J. Voogd, The Vestibular Nuclear Complex. W.R. Webster, Auditory System. A.J. Sefton and B. Dreher, Visual System. M.T. Shipley, J.H. McLean, and M. Ennis, Olfactory System. Neurotransmitters; G. Halliday, A. Harding, and G. Paxinos, Serotonin and Tachykinin Systems. S.E. Loughlin, F.M. Leslie, and J.H. Fallon, Endogenous Opioid Systems. L.L. Butcher, Cholinergic Neurons and Networks. O.P. Ottersen, O.P. Hjelle, K.K. Osen, and J.H. Laake, Amino Acid Transmitters. Development; S.A. Bayer and J. Altman, Neurogenesis and Neuronal Migration. S.A. Bayer and J. Altman, Principles of Neurogenesis, Neuronal Migration, and Neural Circuit Formation. Subject Index.

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