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A board by Chris Fasciani

Neurology

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34 items · Last updated Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Vagus nerve

An edited version of my Friday Evening Discouse given to the Royal Institution on 11 April 2008. Abstract: The vagus nerves (cranial nerve X) connects our brainstem to the body, facilitating monitoring and control of many automatic functions; the vagus electrically links our gut, lungs and heart to the base of the brain in an evolutionarily-ancient circuit, similar between mammals and also seen in birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The vagus comprises a major part of the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system, contributing to the motor control of important physiological functions such as heart rate and gut motility. The vagus is also sensory, relaying protective visceral information leading to reflexes like cough and indication of lung volume. The vagus has been described as a neural component of the immune reflex. By monitoring changes in the level of control exerted by the vagus, apparent as beat by beat changes of heart rate, it is possible to indirectly view the effect of pharmaceuticals and disease on brainstem function and neural processes underlying consciousness. The paired vagus nerves of humans have different functions, and stimulation of the left vagus has been shown to be a therapeutic treatment for epilepsy, and may modulate the perception of pain.  
Chris Pomfrett
almost 12 years ago
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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome Ben Savage  
Dr Ben Savage
about 11 years ago
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How the Body Works : The Motor Cortex

How the Body Works The Motor Cortex The motor cortex is the area in the brain which issues orders for body movement, and therefore, controls the voluntary mu...  
Jeremy Walker
over 10 years ago
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Circle of Willis - Isolated (Labeled)

Isolated Circle of Willis. Ventral.  
Health Education Assets Library
about 10 years ago
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Brain Attack--Controversies in acute stroke management

<p>Treating acute stroke beyond the 3 hour window.</p <p>A discussion of the history of thrombolytics in acute stroke, current literature and an interview with Providence Stroke Center director Dr. Ted Lowenkopf.</p>  
Rob Orman, MD
about 10 years ago
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Connecting routes in the central nervous system

Connecting routes in the central nervous system. This include some neuro anatomy on the brain stem, cranial nerves and peripheral nervous system  
Philip Welsby
over 9 years ago
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The spinal cord

Notes on the spinal cord and the neuro anatomy  
Philip Welsby
over 9 years ago
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Special Senses

Summary of the special senses  
Philip Welsby
over 9 years ago
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Stroke & Balint's syndrome

The presentation given to my tutorial group for my second year dissertation on types of stroke and the interesting resulting effects on visual perception.  
Daniel Sapier
over 9 years ago
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Facial Nerve Palsy

Discussion of the anatomy, pathology and management of facial nerve palsy  
Jason Fleming
over 9 years ago
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Somatosensation: Revision Notes

Notes from Kandel, E. et al. (2000) and a Second Year University of Manchester lecture series at The Faculty of Life Sciences. Please let me know if there are any issues with copyright and I'll remove the document immediately.  
Daniel Sapier
over 9 years ago
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The Skull

Anatomy tutorial for medical students covering joints, bones and foramena of the skull - 16 mins  
Mr Raymond Buick
over 8 years ago
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Hydrocephalus

A detailed presentation about Hydrocephalus  
DR. AMY
over 8 years ago
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Cranial Nerves - Anatomy, Clinical Signs and Study Tips

This is a teaching resource that aids the student in memorisation of the Cranial Nerves, their anatomical path and function. Additionally, it stimulates a clinical approach to the functions of the Cranial Nerves, with some 'not to be missed' signs.  
Thomas Lemon
over 8 years ago
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Nasopharyngeal tube insertion video

This video - produced by students at Oxford University Medical School in conjunction with the faculty - demonstrates how to size and insert a Nasopharyngeal Airway.<br>It is part of a series of videos on the Initial Assessment of a Trauma Patient.  
Hussam Rostom
over 8 years ago