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The encyclopedia of the brain and brain disorders, 3d ed.


The encyclopedia of the brain and brain disorders, 3d ed.

Turkington, Carol and Joesph R. Harris.

Facts On File, Inc.


434 pages




For readers in grades nine and up, this encyclopedia, combined with The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders for this edition, contains about 1,000 entries relating to the brain and brain disorders, including anatomy, function, drugs, and the development of disease. This edition incorporates current advances in research and medical findings on the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. New topics include infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, neuronal migration disorders, meningococcal vaccines, pneumococcal meningitis, rivastigmine, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and TORCH Disorders. Most entries have been revised, including those on autism spectrum disorders, atherosclerosis, learning disabilities, neurofibromatosis, polio, rabies, antidepressants, aphasia, AIDS dementia complex, Alzheimer's disease, ADHD, and chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. References to organizations and websites have been moved to appendices and new online sources have been added. Turkington is a medical writer formerly at Duke U. Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. Harris has post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology and learning disabilities and has worked as a psychologist and psychological researcher.

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