The Physiological Bases of Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders

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Abstract

Foreword xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xvii 1. Neuroanatomy, Brain Development, and Plasticity 1 Overview of the Nervous System 1 Brain Regions, Structures, and Functions 2 Brain Divisions 2 Brain Development 9 Prenatal Brain Growth 10 Brain Cells and Brain Maturation 10 Postnatal Brain Growth and Plasticity 16 Plasticity 18 Traumatic Brain Injury 18 Brain Injury—Stroke 19 Developmental Anomalies 20 Brain Injury—Amputation 21 Deprivation Studies 21 Enrichment Studies 22 Mechanisms of Plasticity 23 Metabolic Needs of the Brain 26 Sex Differences in Brain Morphology 27 Summary 28 2. Cellular Function, Neurotransmission, and Pharmacology 29 Intracellular Components and Functions 29 Development of the Action Potential 33 Process of Chemical Neurotransmission 36 Postsynaptic Receptors 38 Termination of Neurotransmission 40 vii viii CONTENTS Neurotransmitter Substances 41 Psychopharmacology 51

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  • psicofisiologia, fisiologia, biologia celular do s

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  • Lisa L Weyandt

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