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TitleThe Peripheral Nervous System [electronic resource] / edited by John I. Hubbard
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1974
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Descript XVIII, 530 p. online resource


The peripheral nervous system is usually defined as the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, and peripheral ganglia which lie outside the brain and spinal cord. To describe the structure and function of this system in one book may have been possible last century. Today, only a judicious selection is possible. It may be fairly claimed that the title of this book is not misleading, for in keeping the text within bounds only accounts of olfaction, vision, audition, and vestibular function have been omitted, and as popularly understood these topics fall into the category of special senses. This book contains a comprehensive treatment of the structure and function of peripheral nerves (including axoplasmic flow and trophic funcยญ tions); junctional regions in the autonomic and somatic divisions of the peripheral nervous system; receptors in skin, tongue, and deeper tissues; and the integrative role of ganglia. It is thus a handbook of the peripheral nervous system as it is usually understood for teaching purposes. The convenience of having this material inside one set of covers is already proven, for my colleagues were borrowing parts of the text even while the book was in manuscript. It is my belief that lecturers will find here the information they need, while graduate students will be able to get a sound yet easily read account of results of research in their area. JOHN 1. HUBBARD vii Contents SECTION I-PERIPHERAL NERVE Chapter 1 Peripheral Nerve Structure 3 Henry deF. Webster 3 1. Introduction


Section Iโ{128}{148}Peripheral Nerve -- 1 Peripheral Nerve Structure -- 2 The Nerve Impulse -- 3 Axoplasmic Transportโ{128}{148}Energy Metabolism and Mechanism -- Section IIAโ{128}{148}Junctional Transmissionโ{128}{148}Structure -- 4 Neuromuscular Junctions and Electric Organs -- 5 The Peripheral Autonomic System -- 6 Ultrastructure of Ganglionic Junctions -- Section IIBโ{128}{148}Junctional Transmissionโ{128}{148}Function -- 7(i) Neuromuscular Transmissionโ{128}{148}Presynaptic Factors -- 7 (ii) Neuromuscular Transmissionโ{128}{148}The Transmitter-Receptor Combination -- 7 (iii) Neuromuscular Transmissionโ{128}{148}Enzymatic Destruction of Acetylcholine -- 8 Ganglionic Transmission -- 9 Function of Autonomic Ganglia -- 10 Peripheral Autonomic Transmission -- 11 โ{128}{156}Trophicโ{128}{157} Functions -- Section IIIโ{128}{148}Receptorsโ{128}{148}Structure and Function -- 12 Cutaneous Receptors -- 13 The Pacinian Corpuscle -- 14 Receptors in Muscles and Joints -- 15 Enteroceptors -- 16 Arterial Chemoreceptors -- 17 Taste Receptors

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