The Brain Stem in a Lizard, Varanus exanthematicus by Hendrik J. ten DonkelaarThe Brain Stem in a Lizard, Varanus exanthematicus by Hendrik J. ten Donkelaar

The Brain Stem in a Lizard, Varanus exanthematicus

byHendrik J. ten Donkelaar, Gesineke C. Bangma, Heleen A. Barbas-Henry

Paperback | August 18, 1987

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This book gives a comprehensive survey of the structure and fiber connections of the brain stem in a well-differentiated lizard, the savanna monitor lizard, Varanus exanthematicus. It comprises a cytoarchitectonic analysis of the cell masses in the brain stem, a discussion of the localization of monoaminergic and certain peptidergic neuron systems and a review of the experimental data currently available on this lizard and on closely related species. The structure of the brain stem is discussed in terms of functional systems; wherever possible, the cell masses are treated in the framework of their interconnecting fiber paths as demonstrated by tract-tracing techniques and in relation to experimental data on other reptiles. Furthermore, some comments on the similarities and differences between the reptilian and the mammalian brain stems are presented. Research in "lower" vertebrates, including reptiles, has added much to our knowledge on basic features in the organization of the neuronal circuitry common to vertebrates.
Title:The Brain Stem in a Lizard, Varanus exanthematicusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:181 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.03 inPublished:August 18, 1987Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540179488

ISBN - 13:9783540179481

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction.- Materials and Techniques.- Gross Anatomy.- Spinal Projections to the Brain Stem.- Organization and Connections to the Sensory Trigeminal Nuclei.- The Solitary Tract and Related Nuclei.- Cranial Nerve Motor Nuclei.- The Vestibular Nuclear Complex and Related Structures.- Acoustic Projections.- Visual Input to the Brain Stem.- Forebrain Projections to the Brain Stem.- Cerebellar Connections.- The Reticular Formation.- Concluding Remarks.- Acknowledgment.- References.- Subject Index.