Diseases Of The Nervous System (Original PDF From Publisher)
By Harald Sontheimer (author)
The study of the brain is expanding at a rapid pace, yielding new insights into the fundamental mechanisms behind nervous system disorders.
New methods, such as genome sequencing and non-invasive imaging, as well as governmental and private financing in biomedical research, have transformed our understanding of nervous system illnesses, resulting in an explosion of primary research publications.
Diseases of the Nervous System summarizes the current basic and clinical information for the most common neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Each chapter covers a single disease or a group of related disorders, ranging from static insults to primary and secondary progressive neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental illnesses, infections of the nervous system, and neuropsychiatric conditions.
Chapters have a consistent framework and are self-contained, covering disease history, clinical presentation, disease processes, and therapy procedures.
Dr. Sontheimer also includes two chapters that address basic themes shared by the illnesses and how new discoveries are being translated from the bench to the bedside.
In the final chapter, he defines the most frequent neuroscience jargon.
The chapters discuss contentious themes in contemporary neuroscience research, such as translational research, drug development, ethical concerns, and the promise of personalized medicine.
This book serves as an introduction to course adoption as well as an introductory tutorial for students, academics, researchers, and medical professionals interested in learning about the current level of knowledge on our understanding and treatment of nervous system diseases.
2016 PROSE Award winner of the Best Textbook Award in Biological & Life Sciences Provides a focused tutorial introduction to the core diseases of the nervous system Includes comprehensive introductions to Stroke, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, ALS, Head and Spinal Cord Trauma, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumors, Depression, Schizophrenia and many other diseases of the nervous system Covers more than 40 diseases from the foundation.