The study of the neurosciences has undergone remarkable growth over the past two decades. To a large extent, such advancements have been made possible through the development of new methodologies, especially in the fields of neuropharmacology, molecular biology, and neuroanatomy. Neuroscience courses presented in medical schools and related schools of health professions generally are unable to cover all the material that has evolved in recent years. For this reason, Neuroscience: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review was written for medical students preparing for licensing examinations as well as for undergraduate students in health professions.
The subject matter of this book is mainly the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Also, an attempt was made to encompass the subjects of molecular and biophysical properties of membranes, neuropharmacology, and higher functions of the nervous system. Moreover, clinical correlations for each part of the central nervous system, often using MRI and CT scans, are presented. Although it is virtually impossible to cover all aspects of neuroscience, the objective of this book is to include its most significant components as we currently understand them.
The author wishes to express his gratitude to Leo Wolansky, MD, and Alan Zimmer, MD, of blessed memory, and Michael Schulder, MD, for providing the MRI and CT scans.