Changes and suggestions for Chapter 6 – Nervous System    (Revised Fall 2017)

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FIG. 6.3

Legend should say FIGURE 6.3  Neuron functioning

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Finally, synapses contribute to remembering when they change as messages pass through them. These changes, which allow messages to pass through synapses more easliy, include transmitter changes (e.g., storing or releasing more transmitter), structural changes (e.g., narrowing the synaptic cleft), and cell membrane changes (e.g., increasing receptor molecules).

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FIG 6.7

The light gray portion of the Cerebral cortex below the Basal ganglia should be labeled Hippocampus.

137 2 6 For two photos of brain disease, go to Preserved  Specimen Photos .
For Internet images of normal nervous system structures or nervous system diseases, search the Images section of http://www.google.com/ for specific items (e.g., stroke). For diseases, I highly recommend searching WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory , the excellent complete version of which can be purchased on a CD.
 

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Though the causes of some forms of AD remain unknown, risk factors have been identified. The greatest risk factor is increasing age. Other risk factors include having relatives with AD; suffering head trauma (e.g., boxing); being exposed to aluminum; having high blood cholesterol; having low education; and for women, being postmenopausal. Factors that seem to reduce the risk for AD include more education; taking anti-inflammatory medications (e.g., steroids, ibuprofen); smoking; maintaining adequate body levels of folic acid; and for postmenopausal women, taking estrogen supplements.

 

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For videoclips showing the effects of Parkinson’s disease on muscles and movements, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wg9ExKwZy4 and

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jclJVrLODQA. Search https://www.google.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/ to see more Parkinson's disease video clips.

 

 

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