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Brain Damage, Brain Repair$
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James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198523376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.001.0001

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Motor, sensory, and autonomic function

Motor, sensory, and autonomic function

With Charlotte Behan and Roger Barker

Chapter:
(p.223) 17 Motor, sensory, and autonomic function
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Brain Damage, Brain Repair
Author(s):

James W. Fawcett

Anne E. Rosser

Stephen B. Dunnett

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0017

This chapter concentrates on the anatomical substrate underlying elements of the motor, sensory, and autonomie systems, both within the central and peripheral nervous systems, and explains how this relates to clinical assessment. It then discusses how this clinical assessment is applied as a research tool, in conjunction with supplementary investigations, to quantify the degree and rate of progression of neurological deficits for a number of specific conditions—multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD), and Huntington's disease (HD)—and how this can be used to evaluate new therapies.

Keywords:   anatomical substrate, autonomie systems, motor system, peripheral nervous systems, central nervous systems, Parkinson's disease

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