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Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems

An Introduction to Neuroscience

by A.G. Brown

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Published by Springer .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology,
  • Neurosciences,
  • Neurons,
  • Neurophysiology,
  • Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Anthropology - Physical,
  • Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology,
  • Neurology - General,
  • Medical / Neuroscience,
  • nervous systems,
  • neurotransmitters,
  • Life Sciences - General,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Nervous System

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9063720M
    ISBN 103540760903
    ISBN 109783540760900

    An Introduction to the Study of the Nervous System covers topics about the minute structure and functions of the nervous system. The book discusses the minute and gross anatomy of the various parts of the nervous system; the degenerative and regenerative changes following section of the nerves; and the descending and ascending tracts of the spinal cord. Nervous Systems. The nervous system is a network of nerve cells and, in most animals, a brain. In vertebrates, it also includes a spinal primary cell type found in the nervous system is the neuron, which has a cell body, containing the nucleus, and long extensions to carry information from one part of the body to another.. The nervous system has two primary functions that are critical.

    The nervous system monitors and controls almost every organ system through a series of positive and negative feedback Central Nervous System (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord. The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) connects the CNS to other parts of the body, and is composed of nerves (bundles of neurons). A nerve is a group of special nerve cells grouped together in parallel. Another word for nerve cell is special neurons grouped together in nerves take information (messages) to and from the human body to the central nervous central nervous system CNS is the brain and spinal spinal cord is the big cord that goes from the brain into the back.

    Types of Neurons (Nerve Cells) The human body is made up of trillions of cells. Cells of the nervous system, called nerve cells or neurons, are specialized to carry "messages" through an electrochemical human brain has approximately 86 billion neurons. Nervous system Review Book Questions. STUDY. PLAY. The type of cell responsible for the transmission of impulses through the nervous system is the a. Neuroglia b. Schwann When a sodium ion is rushing into a nerve cell, the cell is unable to produce another action potential regardless of how strong a stimulus is applied. This time is called the.


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Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems by A.G. Brown Download PDF EPUB FB2

The human nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) and nerves that run throughout the body (peripheral nervous system). Nerve Cells Although the nervous system is very complex, nervous tissue consists of just two basic types of nerve cells: neurons and glial cells.

It is now about 10 years since the first edition of Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems was published. There have been many important advances across the whole field of neuro science since and it was obvious that the first edition had become much less useful than when it was published.4/5(1).

It is now about 10 years since the first edition of Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems was published. There have been many important advances across the whole field of neuro­ science since and it was obvious that the first edition had become much less useful than when it was published.

Introduction to Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems. Brown. Pages The Cell Membrane and Ionic Permeability. Brown. Pages The Action Potential and Voltage-Gated Channels. Brown this book is indeed Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems book value." (TINS) " the author has met his objective of whetting the appetite of his readers and encouraging the.

Nerve cells may be described as receivers and transmitters of information that allow an organism to respond appropriately. In the human body, the nervous system (which consists of the central and peripheral nervous system) is said to contain about 10 20 individual neurons. Each of the neurons is made up of several parts that enable them to.

These electrically excitable cells make up the brain and the nervous system, and there are different types of neurons in a variety of shapes, serving a plethora of functions. Following a very brief coverage of AChRs in non-neuronal cells, I will treat AChR expression at the regional level within both the peripheral and the central nervous system (CNS).

The book continues to be an excellent companion to the Atlas of the Human Brain, and a common nomenclature throughout the book is enforced. Physiological data, functional concepts, and correlates to the neuroanatomy of the major model systems (rat and mouse) as.

Neurons, also called nerve cells, are electrically excitable cells that are the main functional units of the nervous system. Their function is to transmit nerve impulses. They are the only type of human cells that can carry out this function.

Nerve Impulses This amazing cloud-to-surface lightning occurred when a difference in electrical. 5 Nervous system The introductory part of the chapter is adapted from BC OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology book under the CC BY license. Nervous tissue is composed of two types of cells, neurons and glial cells.

Neurons are the primary type of cell that most anyone associates with the nervous system. They are responsible for the computation and. Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems An Introduction to Neuroscience 2nd Edition by A.G. Brown and Publisher Springer.

Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN:The print version of this textbook is ISBN:a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system How does an impulse travel from one neuron to another.

Chemical neurotransmitters help the impulse "jump" across the space between the cells. The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is one of the two functionally distinct and continuously active divisions of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).

It is in opposition to the other, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The parasympathetic nervous system predominates in quiet “rest and digest” conditions while the sympathetic nervous system drives the “fight or flight” response Author: Jacob Tindle, Prasanna Tadi. The second edition of Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems is an introduction to the general principles of the organization and function of the nervous system for anyone starting the study of neuroscience at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

The main aim of this book is to present the general principles of neuroscience in the context of Author: A.G. Brown. The basic unit of communication in the nervous system is the nerve cell (neuron).

Each nerve cell consists of the cell body, which includes the nucleus, a major branching fiber (axon) and numerous smaller branching fibers (dendrites). The myelin sheath is fatty material that covers, insulates and protects nerves of the brain and spinal cord.

The other cells, neurons, act as the communicators of the nervous system. Neurons receive information, integrate it, and pass it along. They communicate with one another, with cells in the sensory organs, and with muscles and glands.

Each neuron has the same structure: Each neuron has a soma, or cell body, which is the central area of the. Nervous systems throughout the animal kingdom vary in structure and complexity. Some organisms, like sea sponges, lack a true nervous system. Others, like jellyfish, lack a true brain and instead have a system of separate but connected nerve cells (neurons) called a “nerve net.”.

Nervous system - Nervous system - The nerve cell: The watershed of all studies of the nervous system was an observation made in by Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who reported that the nervous system is composed of individual units that are structurally independent of one another and whose internal contents do not come into direct contact.

The majority of the parasympathetic nervous system, including all of the ganglia of the head, has been shown to arise from glial cells, rather than neural crest cells.

[42] [43] The ENS originates from the vagal neural crest with cells that migrate in a rostral-to-caudal pattern through the intestinal wall, forming a network of glia and neurons Cited by: 3.

The basic unit of the nervous system is the nerve cell (neuron). Nerve cells consist of a large cell body and two types of nerve fibers: Axon: One elongated extension for sending messages as electrical impulses.

Dendrites: Usually many branches for receiving impulses. Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems An Introduction to Neuroscience. Authors: Brown, Alan G.Nerve Cells. Although the nervous system is very complex, nervous tissue consists of just two basic types of nerve cells: neurons and glial cells.

Neurons are the structural and functional units of the nervous system. They transmit electrical signals, called nerve impulses. Glial cells provide support for neurons. For example, they provide neurons with nutrients and other materials.Any one nerve cell may have synapses on it from excitatory presynaptic neurons and from inhibitory presynaptic neurons.

In this way, the nervous system can turn various cells (and subsequent neural pathways) "on" and "off." Finally, nerve cells synapse on effector cells (muscles, glands, etc.) to evoke or inhibit responses.