The previous editions of The Rat Nervous System were indispensable guides for those working on the rat and mouse as experimental models. The fourth edition enhances this tradition, providing the latest information in the very active field of research on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The structure, connections, and function are explained in exquisite detail, making this an essential book for any graduate student or scientist working on the rat or mouse nervous system.
- Completely revised and updated content throughout, with entirely new chapters added
- Beautifully illustrated so that even difficult concepts are rendered comprehensible
- Provides a fundamental analysis of the anatomy of all areas of the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as an introduction to their functions
- Appeals to researchers working on other species, including humans
Table of Contents
I: Development 1. Gene Maps and Related Histogenetic Domains in the Forebrain and Midbrain 2. Neuromeric Landmarks in the Rat Midbrain, Diencephalon, and Hypothalamus, Compared with Acetylcholinesterase Histochemistry 3. Tangential Migration in the Telencephalon
II: Peripheral Nervous System 4. Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System 5. Primary afferent projections to the spinal cord 6. Spinal Cord Cyto- and Chemoarchitecture 7. Substantia Gelatinosa of the Spinal Cord 8. Ascending and Descending Pathways in the Spinal Cord
III: Brainstem and Cerebellum 9. Cerebellum and Cerebellar Connections 10. Periaqueductal Gray 11. Oromotor Nuclei 12. The Lower Urinary Tract
IV: Diencephalon, Basal Ganglia, Amygdala, and Septum 13. Organization of the Hypothalamus 14. Hypothalamic Supraoptic and Paraventricular Nuclei 15. Circumventricular Organs 16. Thalamus 17. Basal Ganglia 18. Amygdala and Extension of the Amygdala 19. Dendritic Organization of the Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Projection System: Specific or Diffuse?
V: Cortex 20. Hippocampal Formation 21. Cingulate Cortex and Pain Architecture 22. Isocortex
VI: Systems 23. Central Autonomic System 24. Somatosensory System 25. Pain System 26. Gustatory System 27. Olfactory System 28. Vestibular System 29. Auditory System 30. Visual System 31. Cerebral Vascular System