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Cranial Nerves
Functional Anatomy

  • Date Published: November 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511131363
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  • Cranial nerves are involved in head and neck function, and processes such as eating, speech and facial expression. This clinically oriented survey of cranial nerve anatomy and function was written for students of medicine, dentistry and speech therapy, but will also be useful for postgraduate physicians and GPs, and specialists in head and neck healthcare (surgeons, dentists, speech therapists etc.). After an introductory section surveying cranial nerve organisation and tricky basics such as ganglia, nuclei and brain stem pathways, the nerves are considered in functional groups: (1) for chewing and facial sensation; (2) for pharynx and larynx, swallowing and phonation; (3) autonomic components, taste and smell; (4) vision and eye movements; and (5) hearing and balance. In each chapter, the main anatomical features of each nerve are followed by clinical aspects and details of clinical testing. Simple line diagrams accompany the text. Detailed anatomy is not given.

    • Contains sections on cranial nerve organisation and on how to test cranial nerves
    • Nerves considered in functional groups, not simply I-XII
    • Simply and clearly illustrated throughout with line drawings
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    22nd Feb 2015 by DrOmar

    There is no shortcut to success, whoever said that must read it once. This book comprises both anatomy as well as phsiology, the only thing missing colored diagrams. With any colored Atlas, its superb.

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511131363
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Part I. The Organisation of the Cranial Nerves:
    1. General considerations
    2. Cranial nerve motor fibres and nuclei
    3. Cranial-nerve motor pathways
    4. Cranial nerve sensory fibres, nuclei and tracts
    Part II. Trigeminal, Facial and Hypoglossal Nerves:
    6. Cutaneous sensation and chewing
    7. The trigeminal nerve
    8. The opthalmic nerve
    9. The maxillary nerve
    10. The mandibular nerve
    11. The facial nerve
    12. The hypoglossal nerve
    Part III. Glossopharyngeal, Vagus and Accessory Nerves:
    13. Swallowing, speaking, Broca's area
    14. The glossopharyngeal nerve (IX)
    15. The vagus nerve (X)
    16. The Accessory nerve (XI)
    Part IV. Autonomic Components, Taste and Smell:
    17. Parasympathetic componenets and taste sensation
    18. Smell - the olfactory nerve (I)
    19. The sympathetic nervous system in the head
    Part V. Vision, Eye Movements, Hearing and Balance:
    20. The optic nerve (II)
    21. The oculomotor (III), trochlear (IV) and abducens (VI) nerves
    22. Visual reflexes, the control of eye movements, clinical testing of II, III, IV and VI
    23. The vestibulocochlear nerve (VIII) and auditory and vestibular pathways
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    Stanley Monkhouse
    D.O.B. 6th June 1950. One time examiner at Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Ireland; Universities of Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, London, Belfast, Dublin (Trinity College), National University of Ireland, King AbdulAziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Amman (Jordan), King Faisal University (Dammam, Saudi Arabia).

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