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Description - A Textbook of Neuroanatomy by Maria A. Patestas

This complete, yet concise text is designed to help students easily master the anatomy and basic physiology of the nervous system. Accessible and clear, the text highlights interrelationships between systems, structures and the rest of the body as it moves through various regions of the brain. The first nine chapters introduce the main principles and terms in neuroanatomy, and the remaining chapters then use this information to describe the anatomy and function of the various pathways and discrete systems. * Navigates students through the general principles and integrative components of the Nervous System * Highlights interrelationships between systems, structures, and the rest of the body * Emphasizes clinical relevance through clinical cases, questions, and follow-up discussions in each chapter * Indicates medical conditions relevant to each chapter in the Clinical Considerations * Features an accompanying website,, which includes all the illustrations, along with animations of key processes; also available on CD-ROM. Please contact our Higher Education team at for more information.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405103404
ISBN-10: 140510340X
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 222mm x 21mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 8-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maria A. Patestas

Maria A. Patestas is Associate Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University. She has taught gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, and histology in various programs, and served as the chief coordinator of the physical therapy program neuroanatomy course from 1995 to 2001. In 2000, Dr Patestas received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Physical Therapy Program Class. Leslie P. Gartner is Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Dental School of the University of Maryland. He has received numerous teaching awards and is the author of Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology, 3rd Edition (1999), Oral Histology and Embryology, 2nd Edition (1999) as well as the coauthor of the well-respected Textbook of Head and Neck Anatomy, 3rd Edition, with James L. Hiatt (2001), and coauthor of the Color Textbook of Histology, 2nd Edition (2001) and the Color Atlas of Histology, 4th Edition (2005) also with James L. Hiatt. The atlas, which is used by almost half the US medical schools, has been translated into eight languages. He also coauthored Cell Biology and Histology, 4th Edition (2003) with James L. Hiatt and Judy M. Strum and is the Histology consultant to Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition (2006).

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Textbook of Neuroanatomy by Maria A. Patestas
Paperback, April 2016