Neuroanatomy and Physiology
Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and its related components is critical to the safe and effective care of the patient with a glioma. Topics covered in this chapter include cranial anatomy, cell types and related physiology to assist in understanding of functional deficits, cerebrovascular anatomy and unique aspects of cerebral circulation, the meninges, the ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid production, and functional anatomy of the cerebrum, diencephalon, and brain stem. Finally, physiologic concepts of cerebral haemodynamics and intracranial pressure are reviewed.
KeywordsNeuroanatomy Gliomas Neurophysiology Functions of brain lobes Intracranial pressure Astrocytes Oligodendrocytes
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