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The Sensory Circumventricular Organs of the Mammalian Brain

Subfornical Organ, OVLT and Area Postrema

  • Michael J. McKinley
  • Robin M. McAllen
  • Pamela Davern
  • Michelle E. Giles
  • Jenny Penschow
  • Nana Sunn
  • Aaron Uschakov
  • Brian J. Oldfield

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 172)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 1-2
  3. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 3-16
  4. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 17-22
  5. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 23-34
  6. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 35-54
  7. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 55-66
  8. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 67-79
  9. Michael J. McKinley, Robin M. McAllen, Pamela Davern, Michelle E. Giles, Jenny Penschow, Nana Sunn et al.
    Pages 81-97
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 99-127

About this book

Introduction

The brain's three sensory circumventricular organs, the subfornical organ, organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis and the area postrema lack a blood brain barrier and are the only regions in the brain in which neurons are exposed to the chemical environment of the systemic circulation. Therefore they are ideally placed to monitor the changes in osmotic, ionic and hormonal composition of the blood. This book describes their

- General structure and relationship to the cerebral ventricles

- Regional subdivisions

- Vasculature and barrier properties

- Neurons, glia and ependymal cells

- Receptors, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and enzymes

- Neuroanatomical connections

- Functions

 

 

Keywords

OVLT area postrema homeostasis subfornical organ anatomy brain cells gene gene expression genes glia neurochemistry neurons

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael J. McKinley
    • 1
  • Robin M. McAllen
    • 1
  • Pamela Davern
    • 1
  • Michelle E. Giles
    • 1
  • Jenny Penschow
    • 1
  • Nana Sunn
    • 1
  • Aaron Uschakov
    • 1
  • Brian J. Oldfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and MedicineUniversity of MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55532-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00419-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55532-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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