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Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
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Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
Author(s):

Craig M. Palmer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199733804.003.0009
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date: 21 September 2018

Introduction 1

Neuroanatomy 1

Neuropharmacology 8

The practice of obstetric anesthesia, more than any other subspecialty area within current anesthetic practice, is rooted in regional anesthesia techniques, primarily neuraxial blockade. In recent decades, our understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system, at every level (particularly at the cellular and molecular level), has been advancing rapidly. Just as understanding the physiology of pregnancy is essential to providing care during the peripartum interval, understanding the basics of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology is central to optimizing use of regional anesthetic techniques in this population....

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