Spinal Cord Injury

Editors: Naftchi, N.E. (Ed.)

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We shall not, and those who come after us must not, accept the goals that were not reached yesterday as unsurmountable today or tomorrow. We will strive to render the world of the paralyzed-on-wheels but a transitory stop, and settle for nothing short of optimal recovery. N. Eric Naftchi In man, the process of "encephalization" culminates in almost complete control of the brain over the lower centers. Transection of the spinal cord severs the extensions of its nerve fiber tracts running to and from various brain centers. Although there is some confusion on the meaning of spinal shock, it is supposed to last from two to three weeks or longer in man, compared with less than a few minutes in the frog. This is a testimony to the complexity of the suprasegmental control in higher animals. Since the brain exerts its control over the internal environment through several monoamine, amino acids, and peptide neurotransmitters, it should not be surprising if the metabolism of these transmitters is found to be drastically altered along with other physical and metabolic dysfunctions which ensue following the spinal cord section. In spite of the major strides in rehabilitation of traumatic spinal cord injury, our knowledge of the etiology underlying the diverse neurophysiologic derangements remains limited. For instance, we are just becoming aware of some of the changes in the "milieu interieur.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFA) and Neuroglial Scarring, A Review

    Bignami, A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Positive and Negative Contrast Myelograph in Spinal Trauma

    Pay, N. T. (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Effect of Pharmacological Agents on Normalization of Molecular and Histologic Dysfunction Following Traumatic Injury to the Spinal Cord

    Naftchi, N. E. (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Spinal Cord Degeneration After Traumatic Injury

    Demopoulos, H. B. (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • Changes in the CNS Biogenic Amines and Tyrosine Hydroxylase Activity After Spinal Cord Transection in the Rat

    Naftchi, N. E. (et al.)

    Pages 67-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spinal Cord Injury
Editors
  • N.E. Naftchi
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Spectrum Publications, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-6305-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-6305-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-6307-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
269
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