In recent years, the boundaries of the neurological fields have blurred, and students and scientists in all subdivisions of neuroscience now must be familiar not only with the terminology of their own specialty but also with that of the related disciplines. In response to these developments, the author has written this revised and expanded edition of her Desk Reference for Neuroanatomy (Springer-Verlag 1977), entitled Desk Reference for Neuroscience, Second Edition. The dictionary has been amplified to include terms from neurophysiology, neuropathology, and neuropharmacology, in addition to neuroanatomy. Illustrations have been added and the references and bibliographythoroughly updated. Students and scientists will find the second edition of the Desk Reference for Neuroscience an accessible and practical guide to essential terms and definitions in all branches of the neurosciences.