The Peripheral Nervous System

  • John I. Hubbard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peripheral Nerve

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henry deF. Webster
      Pages 3-26
    3. Denis Noble
      Pages 27-45
  3. Junctional Transmission—Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. David M. Jacobowitz
      Pages 87-110
    3. Margaret R. Matthews
      Pages 111-150
  4. Junctional Transmission—Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. John I. Hubbard
      Pages 151-180
    3. Syogoro Nishi
      Pages 225-255
    4. J. G. Blackman
      Pages 257-276
    5. Geoffrey Burnstock, Christopher Bell
      Pages 277-327
    6. Lloyd Guth
      Pages 329-343
  5. Receptors—Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Ainsley Iggo
      Pages 347-404
    3. Carlton C. Hunt
      Pages 405-420
    4. P. B. C. Matthews
      Pages 421-453
    5. J. G. Widdicombe
      Pages 455-485
    6. T. J. Biscoe
      Pages 487-505
    7. Masayasu Sato
      Pages 507-516
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 517-530

About this book


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 func­ 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 .


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Editors and affiliations

  • John I. Hubbard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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