Case Files Neuroscience

Front Cover
McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 31, 2008 - Medical - 400 pages

Fifty high-yield clinically-oriented neuroscience cases, each with USMLE-format review questions, help medical students excel in coursework and improve their course-exam and USMLE Step 1 scores.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 103 - MRC Vitamin Study Research Group. Prevention of neural tube defects: results of the Medical Research Council Vitamin Study.
Page 103 - Czeizel AE, Dudas I. Prevention of the first occurrence of neural-tube defects by periconceptional vitamin supplementation.
Page 112 - ... molecular profile for identifying senescence (although a mechanism whereby it would be turned from a marker into a targeting molecule is unclear at this time). 11. New Cells for Old 1. Stem cells derived from umbilical cords are intermediate in plasticity between embryonic and adult stem cells. 2. Lindvall O, Kokaia Z, Martinez-Serrano A. Stem cell therapy for human neurodegenerative disorders — how to make it work. Nat Med 2004; 10(Suppl):S42-S50.
Page 8 - The nervous system is made up of the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS; see Figure 15-1).
Page 106 - Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.
Page 31 - Nissl-stained motor neuron.The myelin sheath is produced by oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system and by Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system.
Page 171 - ... nerve — a nerve located at the posterior portion of the eye that transmits visual impulses from the retina to the brain. External, middle, and inner The ears are composed of three sections: external, middle, and inner. The external ear includes the pinna (auricle) and external auditory canal. It's separated from the middle ear by the tympanic membrane. The middle ear, known as the tympanum, is an air-filled cavity in the temporal bone. It contains three small bones (malleus, incus, and stapes)...
Page 148 - ... afferent nerve fibers. A small number of sensory fibers have been discovered in the ventral roots. Many of these fibers respond to painful superficial or deep stimuli, but their function is uncertain. The cell bodies of the dorsal root fibers are located in the spinal, or dorsal root, ganglia. Each ganglion cell possesses a single nerve process which divides in the form of a "T" with a central branch running to the spinal cord and a peripheral branch coming from a receptor organ (Fig.

About the author (2008)

Eugene C. Toy, MD is a dual certified family physician and ob/gyn and is Academic Chief and Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he is also actively involved in teaching medical students.

Rahul Jandial, MD is a lecturer and attending neurologist in the Division of Neurosurgery - UCSD Medical Center and at The Center for Neurosciences and Aging - The Burnham Institute for Medical Research in San Diego, CA.

Evan Y. Snyder, MD, PhD is Professor; Director, Stem Cells & Regeneration Program, Burnham Institute; Steering Committee, La Jolla Stem Cell Initiative; Coordinator, Southern Calif. Stem Cell Consortium; Attending Neonatologist, Department of Pediatrics, UCSD in San Diego, CA

Bibliographic information