This section deals briefly with structures, functions, and concepts that relate directly to the neurologic examination. After a short description of the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, and reflexes, it summarizes important motor and sensory pathways. Common or concerning symptoms, health promotion and counseling, and a preview of the pertinent write-up then follow. Next comes Techniques of Examination for the nervous system, including mental status, the cranial nerves, the motor and sensory systems, and reflexes.
As you review this material, note that the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves and the spinal and peripheral nerves. Most of the peripheral nerves contain both motor and sensory fibers.
RIGHT HALF OF THE BRAIN, MEDIAL VIEW LEFT LATERAL VIEW OF THE BRAIN
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