Neuroanatomy and physiology

Christina Amidei*, Sarah Trese

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and its related components is critical to the safe and effective care of the patient with a glioma. Topics covered in this chapter include cranial anatomy, cell types and related physiology to assist in understanding of functional deficits, cerebrovascular anatomy and unique aspects of cerebral circulation, the meninges, the ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid production, and functional anatomy of the cerebrum, diencephalon, and brain stem. Finally, physiologic concepts of cerebral haemodynamics and intracranial pressure are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319767475
ISBN (Print)9783319767468
StatePublished - Jan 4 2019


  • Astrocytes
  • Functions of brain lobes
  • Gliomas
  • Intracranial pressure
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Oligodendrocytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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