Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Biomedical Sciences - Human Physiology | The Sensory Circumventricular Organs of the Mammalian Brain - Subfornical Organ, OVLT and Area

The Sensory Circumventricular Organs of the Mammalian Brain

Subfornical Organ, OVLT and Area Postrema

McKinley, M.J., McAllen, R.M., Davern, P.J., Giles, M.E., Penschow, J.D., Sunn, N., Uschakov, A., Oldfield, B.

2003, XII, 127 p. 28 illus.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$159.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-55532-9

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$199.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-540-00419-6

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • About this book

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

 

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » OVLT - area postrema - homeostasis - subfornical organ

Related subjects » Human Physiology - Neurology

Table of contents 

Introduction.-Location, general structure and ependymal cells of sensory circumventricular organs.-Regional subdivisions within sensory circumventricular organs.-Vasculature, compartmental barriers, neurons and glia in the sensory circumventricular organs.-Neurochemical aspects of sensory circumventricular organs.-The neural connections of the sensory circiumventricular organs.-Immediate early gene expression in the sensory circumventricular organs.-Functions of the sensory circumventricular organs.-Summary.-subject index

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Human Physiology.