Symptoms of Visceral Disease

Symptoms of Visceral Disease
Author: Francis Marion Pottenger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-07-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1330574370

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Excerpt from Symptoms of Visceral Disease: A Study of the Vegetative Nervous System in Its Relationship to Clinical Medicine Though I have devoted myself to the study of diseases of the chest - a so-called "specialty" - for more than twenty years, experience has led me to see that such a thing as a medical specialty in the accepted sense of the term, can not exist. Diseases can not be divided into those of this and that organ; for the human body is a unit. One part can not be diseased without affecting other parts. No organ can be understood except in its; relationship to other organs and to the body as a whole. In this monograph an attempt is made to interpret so far as may be possible in terms of visceral neurology, symptoms which are found in the everyday clinical observation of visceral disease. It is a study of visceral disease not from the standpoint of the disease process, important as that is, but from the no less important standpoint of the patient who has the disease. It is an attempt to show how pathologic changes in one organ affect other organs and the organism as a whole, through the medium of the visceral nerves. In contradistinction to the usual treatment of disease processes in their pathologic anatomic relationships this is a study in pathologic physiology. It is largely a discussion of "viscerogenic" reflexes; and, as such, causes us to examine somewhat carefully into the problems connected with the vegetative nervous system. It aims to show the importance of careful clinical observation and analysis. The idea of the viscerogenic reflex is developed more fully than is usual in medical discussions; and the parasympathetic reflexes have been given as much attention as those of sympathetic origin. In this respect my discussion will differ from that of Mackenzie in his book on "Symptoms and Their Interpretation," to which I have referred so often in these pages. I have also emphasized the importance of the "viscerotrophic" reflex, a subject which has been almost wholly omitted from other works. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions
Author: Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith,Anthony J. M. Verberne
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-05-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780199719242

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Central autonomic circuits in the brain and spinal cord are essential to vertebrate life because they are involved in controlling all basic bodily functions, including blood pressure, feeding, body temperature regulation voiding and reproduction. This wide-ranging text emphasizes the extraordinary advances that have been made over the last 20 years in understanding how the central nervous system controls autonomic functions.

The Interoceptive Mind

The Interoceptive Mind
Author: Manos Tsakiris,Helena De Preester
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-20
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780192540058

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Interoception is the body-to-brain axis of sensations that originates from the internal body and visceral organs. It plays a unique role in ensuring homeostasis, allowing human beings to experience and perceive the state of their bodies at any one time. However, interoception is rapidly gaining interest amongst those studying the human mind. It is believed that beyond homeostasis interoception is fundamental in understanding human emotion and motivation and their impact upon behavior. That link between interoception and self-awareness is supported by a growing body of experimental findings. The Interoceptive Mind: From Homeostasis to Awareness offers a state-of-the-art overview of, and insights into, the role of interoception for mental life, awareness, subjectivity, affect, and cognition. Structured across three parts, this multidisciplinary volume highlights the role that interoceptive signals, and our awareness of them, play in our mental life. It considers deficits in interoceptive processing and awareness in various mental health conditions. But it also considers the equally important role of interoception for well-being, approaching interoception from both a theoretical and a philosophical perspective. Written by leading experts in their fields, all chapters within this volume share a common concern for what it means to experience oneself, for the crucial role of emotions, and for issues of health and wellbeing. Each of those concerns is discussed on the joint basis of our bodily existence and interoception. The research presented here will undoubtedly accelerate the much-anticipated coming of age of interoceptive research in psychology, cognitive neurosciences and philosophy, making this vital reading for anyone working in those fields.

The Enteric Nervous System

The Enteric Nervous System
Author: John Barton Furness
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-01-09
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781405133760

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Covers all aspects of the structure, function, neurochemistry, transmitter identification and development of the enteric nervous system This book brings together extensive knowledge of the structure and cell physiology of the enteric nervous system and provides an up-to-date synthesis of the roles of the enteric nervous system in the control of motility, secretion and blood supply in the gastrointestinal tract. It includes sections on the enteric nervous system in disease, genetic abnormalities that affect enteric nervous system function, and targets for therapy in the enteric nervous system. It also includes many newly created explanatory diagrams and illustrations of the organization of enteric nerve circuits. This new book is ideal for gastroenterologists (including trainees/fellows), clinical physiologists and educators. It is invaluable for the many scientists in academia, research institutes and industry who have been drawn to work on the gastrointestinal innervation because of its intrinsic interest, its economic importance and its involvement in unsolved health problems. It also provides a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Autonomic Neurology

Autonomic Neurology
Author: Eduardo Benarroch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2014-05
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780199920198

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This book is written by neurologists involved in research, clinical testing, and management of patients with autonomic disorders and provides clinically oriented perspective on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of these disorders.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Clinical Neurophysiology
Author: Jasper R. Daube,Devon I. Rubin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2009-05-22
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0199725144

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Clinical Neurophysiology, Third Edition will continue the tradition of the previous two volumes by providing a didactic, yet accessible, presentation of electrophysiology in three sections that is of use to both the clinician and the researcher. The first section describes the analysis of electrophysiological waveforms. Section two describes the various methods and techniques of electrophysiological testing. The third section, although short in appearance, has recommendations of symptom complexes and disease entities using electroencephalography, evoked potentials, and nerve conduction studies.

Aging of the Autonomic Nervous System

Aging of the Autonomic Nervous System
Author: Francesco Amenta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1993-06-16
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0849369819

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Aging of the Autonomic Nervous System is the first book devoted to the aging of the autonomic nervous system. The book presents the most recent findings on topics such as general aspects of the autonomic nervous system, main neurotransmitter systems, age-dependent changes of neuroeffector mechanisms in target organs, and therapeutic perspectives. It also provides a comprehensive analysis of the possible consequences of these findings. Aging of the Autonomic Nervous System will be a useful volume for gerontologists and neuroscientists.

The Central Nervous System

The Central Nervous System
Author: Per Brodal
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1998
Genre: Central nervous system
ISBN: UOM:39015041777486

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There is also new material throughout the text on such topics as cortical processing and its imaging, consciousness and sleep, cognitive functions of the cerebellum, the functional organization of the basal forebrain, pain, clinical disturbances of the somatosensory system, color vision, and cerebral lateralization. In addition, the text has been reorganized to improve its clarity in places, including the chapters on the hypothalamus, the peripheral autonomic nervous system, and the cerebral cortex.