Table of Contents

Overview of the nervous system.
The neurologic history.
The general physical examination.
General outline of the neurologic examination.
Gross and microscopic anatomy of the cerebral hemispheres.
Functions of the cerebral cortex and regional cerebral diagnosis.
The mental status examination.
Disorders of speech and language.
Agnosia, apraxia, and related disorders of higher cortical function.
An overview of brainstem and cranial nerve anatomy.
The olfactory nerve.
The optic nerve.
The ocular motor nerves.
The trigeminal nerve.
The facial nerve.
The acoustic (vestibulocochlear) nerve.
The glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.
The spinal accessory nerve.
The hypoglossal nerve.
Brainstem and multiple cranial nerve syndromes.
Overview of the motor system.
The motor unit level.
The spinal cord level.
The corticospinal (pyramidal) level --. The extrapyramidal level.
Motor strength and power.
Muscle tone.
Muscle volume and contour.
Abnormalities of movement.
Overview of the sensory system.
The exteroceptive sensations.
The proprioceptive sensations.
The interoceptive, or visceral, sensations.
Cerebral sensory functions.
Sensory localization.
Introduction to the reflexes.
The deep tendon or muscle stretch reflexes.
The superficial (cutaneous) reflexes.
Pathologic reflexes.
Postural and righting reflexes.
Associated movements.
Cerebellar function.
Gait and station.
The autonomic nervous system.
Peripheral neuroanatomy and focal neuropathies.
Neck and back pain.
Other musculoskeletal disorders.
The blood supply of the brain.
The ventricular system and the cerebrospinal fluid.
The examination in coma.
Miscellaneous neurologic signs.
Diagnostic reasoning and neurologic differential diagnosis.