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Nerve cells and nervous systems : an introduction to neuroscience

Author: A G Brown
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Serves as an introduction to the general principles of the organization and function of the nervous system. This book takes the reader from a description of the single neuron level, via the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A G Brown
ISBN: 3540760903 9783540760900
OCLC Number: 45321002
Description: xvi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems --
2. The Cell Membrane: Ionic Permeability and Electronic Properties --
3. The Action Potential and the Nerve Impulse --
4. Voltage-Gated Ion Channels in Excitable Membranes --
5. General Properties of Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System --
6. The Presynaptic Neuron I: Release of Neurotransmitter --
7. The Presynaptic Neuron II: Neurotransmitters --
8. The Postsynaptic Neuron I: Actions of Neurotransmitters --
9. The Postsynaptic Neuron II: The Neuron as an Integrative Device --
10. Transmission Between Pairs of Identified Neurons --
11. Sense Organ Mechanisms --
12. Functional Organisation in Groups of Neurons --
13. Structural Organisation of Sensory and Motor Systems --
14. Functional Properties of Specific Sensory and Motor Systems --
15. The Nervous System and the Internal and External Environments --
Homeostasis and Interactions --
16. Formation, Maintenance and Plasticity of Synapses --
17. Learning and Memory.
Responsibility: A.G. Brown.
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