New PDF release: First Aid for the Neurology Boards, 2nd Edition

By Michael Rafii, Thomas Cochrane


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12) Layers of nerves cells in the spinal cord gray matter. In motor neuron pools (IX), the neurons are somatotopically organized as follows: flexor muscles close to the central canal, extensor muscles located more peripherally. Medial neurons → proximal muscles; lateral neurons → distal muscles. 4. Cervical gray matter looks like “baby booties”; thoracic gray matter looks like a “Honda” symbol. indd 20 3/27/15 4:49 PM NEUROANATOMY 21 CHAPTER 2 Lissauer's tract II—Substantia gelatinosa IV VI X VII VIII IX—Motor neuron pools F I G U R E 2 .

Rostral: midbrain/ nuclei, hypothalamus, basal Caudal: Integrate motor, refl x, upper pons; caudal: forebrain. cuneate nucleus Inferior olivary Medulla nucleus Reticular nuclei All and autonomic functions. pons/medulla) Caudal raphe nuclei Caudal Inputs from the periaqueductal To cerebellum, medulla, and Produce serotonin; form part of a pons/ gray matter. spinal cord (terminate in central pain-control system, can the substantia gelantinosa, have excitatory effect on motor intermediolateral cell column).

Medulla. Then projects to Important in the gate- substantia gelatinosa → release control theory involving pain endogenous opioids. modulation. To the striatum. Dopamine-containing neurons. pars compacta Involved in motor control (dorsal) pathways. Lesioned in Parkinson disease. Substantia nigra Striatum (GABA, substance Inibitory projections to Secretes GABA. Inhibitory pars reticularis P—inhibitory) and subthalamic ventrolateral/ventral anterior neurons. Works with globus (ventral) nucleus (glutamate—excitatory).

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