The Nervous System and Sense Organs by Julie McDowell
  

The Nervous System and Sense Organs

Written by Julie McDowell
Illustrated by
Part of the Human Body Systems Series

Synopsis

The Nervous System and Sense Organs by Julie McDowell

Beginning with an exploration of nerve cells, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together in reflex responses and understanding sensory information. Major areas of the brain and the autonomic and peripheral nervous systems are covered. The five senses are discussed in relation to the nervous system. The history of the research on the nervous system is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas of scientists performing this research are explored. Nervous system disorders, symptoms and treatments are explored, including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. The reference concludes with information about maintaining a healthy nervous system, a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including Web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions. The set provides a complete, comprehensive reference source for students interested in the human body. Each book in the ten-volume set introduces and describes a specific body system, including the parts and function of each system, the history of discovery, related diseases and treatments, as well as possible future advances in research. Detailed illustrations and diagrams, including an eight-page color insert, provide a visual reference for written material.

About the Author

JULIE MCDOWELL is an independent scholar and science journalist. She is the author of The Nervous System and Sense Organs, and coauthor of The Lymphatic System, both in the Human Body Systems series. She is also a former assistant editor for two science publications, Today's Chemist at Work and Modern Drug Discovery.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
232 pages

Author

Julie McDowell
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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th August 2004

ISBN

9780313324567


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