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Published by Grune & Stratton in New York .
Written in English

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  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Forbes H. Norris, Jr. and Leonard T. Kurland.
SeriesContemporary neurology symposia,, v. 2
ContributionsNorris, Forbes H. 1928- ed., Kurland, Leonard T., 1921- ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC385 .M67
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 407 p.
Number of Pages407
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5628785M
LC Control Number68054249

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Excerpt. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. It is characterised by the onset of symptoms and signs of degeneration of primarily the upper and lower motor neurones. This leads to progressive weakness of the bulbar, limb, thoracic and abdominal muscles. Respiratory muscle weakness resulting in respiratory impairment is. Here is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the clinical, pathological, and research aspects of motor neuron disease (MND). The text contains all essential features of the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology of the motor system, a full description of MND and its variants, as well as historical developments and a review of the current concepts and controversies. Motor Neuron Disease: A Practical Manual Kevin Talbot, Martin R. Turner, Rachael Marsden, and Rachel Botell Oxford University Press makes no representation, express or implied, that the drug dosages in this book are correct. Readers must therefore always check the product information and clinical procedures with the most up to date. The volume summarizes the most recent knowledge in the field of motor system (upper and lower motor neuron) physiology and pathophysiology as related to diseases of this system. It covers the various aspects of motor system disorders from the motor cortex to the spinal anterior horn cell.

This volume provides a comprehensive and scholarly accounting of motor neuron disorders, a group of diseases that are both clinically and genetically diverse. Clinicians and neuroscientists alike will find invaluable research and information on recent advancements that have occurred in the understanding of these disorders. Motor Neuron Disease in Adults reviews new information as it applies to all aspects of motor neuron disease (ALS, PLS, PMA). The choice of articles is for those that use evidence-based methods to ensure that the new information is solid and advances the topic or issue. This online resource can be used by anyone who provides any type of care to ALS patients.   The motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurons, the cells that control skeletal muscle activity such as walking, breathing, speaking, and swallowing. Each kind of motor neuron disease affects different types of nerve cells or has a different cause. ALS is the most common of these diseases in adults. Here's a look at some of the types of motor.

  The motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy cells that control essential muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing. Normally, messages from nerve cells in the brain (called upper motor neurons) are transmitted to nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord (called.   Motor Neuron Disease in Adults reviews new information as it applies to all aspects of motor neuron disease (ALS, PLS, PMA). The choice of articles is for those that use evidence-based methods to ensure that the new information is solid and advances the topic or issue. The book can be used by anyone who provides any type of care to ALS patients. There are around patients in the UK living with Motor Neuron Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and many others shouldering the burden of their care. This fatal neurodegenerative disease leads to progressive muscle weakness and wasting, and there is currently no effective treatment. Managing these patients from their initial presentation, through confirmation of diagnosis and. Motor neuron disease (MND) is a common but devastating disability that has a profound impact on people's lives. This book provides an easily-accessible guide to the disease for patients with motor neuron disease and their carers.