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The Spinal Cord from Gestational Week 4 to the 4th Postnatal Month

1st Edition

By Shirley A. Bayer, Joseph Altman

CRC Press

256 pages | 43 Color Illus. | 265 B/W Illus.

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Description

This first volume in the Atlas of Human Central Nervous System Development series sets the stage with complete coverage of the spinal cord from gestational week 4 to the 4th postnatal month. 3D color images provide a holistic view of the structural changes during spinal cord morphogenesis. This landmark first volume:

  • Provides quantitative summaries of several ontogenetic trends
  • Features all the stages of spinal cord development
  • Offers fresh insights into the steps involved in the morphogenesis of the mature spinal cord
  • Shows the human spinal cord at its most primitive stage, when consisting mainly of neuroepithelial stem cells
  • This atlas is also available as part of the complete five volume series.

    Reviews

    First Prize Winner in the Medicine Category, 2003 British Medical Association Library Book Competition. Also nominated for Best Medical book of 2003

    "First rate."

    -Sidney A. Simon, Ph.D.

    Department of Neurobiology

    Duke University Medical Center

    "The Atlas is very well organized … Bayer and Altman are outstanding when it comes to thoroughness, competence and aesthetic feeling."

    -Tomas Hökfelt, Ph.D.

    Department of Neuroscience

    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Table of Contents

    Preface

    INTRODUCTION

    Overview of Atlas Organization

    Specimen Collections

    Methods: Plate Preparation

    Methods: 3D Reconstructions

    Terminology

    References

    THE FIRST TRIMESTER

    Cervical Levels Only: Embryos at GW4.0 to 8.5

    Spinal Cord of a GW8.5 Embryo

    Spinal Cord of a GW10.5 Embryo

    THE SECOND TRIMESTER

    Spinal Cord of a GW14 Fetus

    Spinal Cord of a GW19 Fetus

    Matched Myelin and Cell Body Stained Sections in the Spinal Cord of a GW26 Fetus

    THE THIRD TRIMESTER

    Matched Myelin and Cell Body Stained Sections in the Spinal Cord of a GW31 Fetus

    Matched Myelin and Cell Body Stained Sections in the Spinal Cord of a GW37 Fetus

    THE EARLY POSTNATAL PERIOD: Infants 4 days, 4 weeks, and 4 months

    Matched Myelin and Cell Body Stained Sections in the Spinal Cord of a 4-day Infant

    Matched Myelin and cell Body Stained Sections in the Spinal Cord of a 4-week Infant

    Matched Myelin and Cell Body Stained Sections in the Spinal Cord of a 4-month Infant

    3D RECONSTRUCTIONS

    The Cervical Level of Eight First-Trimester Specimens

    The Progressive Segregation of Ventral Horn Motoneurons into Columns

    SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

    Changes in Area during the First Trimester

    Developmental Events in Neuronal Populations during the First Trimester

    Changes in Area from GW14 to the 4th Postnatal Month

    Proportional Areas at Cervical Enlargement

    Level Differences in Proportional Areas: GW 8.5-GW19

    Level Differences in Proportional Areas: GW37-4th Month

    Myelination Sequences in Major Fiber Tracts

    GLOSSARY

    About the Series

    Atlas of Human Central Nervous System Development

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED005000
    MEDICAL / Anatomy
    SCI072000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
    SCI086000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
    SCI089000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience