Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

The Sensory Circumventricular Organs of the Mammalian Brain

Subfornical Organ, OVLT and Area Postrema

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

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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

 

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McKinley, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Location, General Structure and Ependymal Cells of Sensory Circumventricular Organs

    McKinley, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Regional Subdivisions Within Sensory Circumventricular Organs

    McKinley, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-22

  • Vasculature, Compartmental Barriers, Neurons and Glia in the Sensory Circumventricular Organs

    McKinley, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Neurochemical Aspects of Sensory Circumventricular Organs

    McKinley, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

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Softcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sensory Circumventricular Organs of the Mammalian Brain
Book Subtitle
Subfornical Organ, OVLT and Area Postrema
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
172
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55532-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55532-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-00419-6
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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