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Title Neural tissue biomechanics / Lynne E. Bilston, editor
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (viii, 288 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in mechanobiology, tissue engineering and biomaterials ; v. 3
Studies in mechanobiology, tissue engineering, and biomaterials ; v. 3.
Contents Introduction to biomechanics of the nervous system -- Brain tissue properties -- Spinal cord properties -- Meninges properties -- Neural Mechanosensation/mechanotransduction -- Brain injury biomechanics and modeling -- SCI biomechanics -- Biomechanics of peripheral nerves and neuropathic pain -- Constitutive models for neural tissue properties -- Biomechanics and modelling of other diseases -- Neurosurgical simulation -- Modelling of Spinal Cord Biomechanics -- in vitro models of neural biomechanics
Summary Damage to the central nervous system resulting from pathological mechanical loading can occur as a result of trauma or disease. Such injuries lead to significant disability and mortality. The peripheral nervous system, while also subject to injury from trauma and disease, also transduces physiological loading to give rise to sensation, and mechanotransduction is also thought to play a role in neural development and growth. This book gives a complete and quantitative description of the fundamental mechanical properties of neural tissues, and their responses to both physiological and pathologica
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Nerve tissue -- Mechanical properties
Nervous System Diseases -- physiopathology
Nerve Tissue -- physiology
Biomechanical Phenomena -- physiology
Nerve tissue -- Mechanical properties
Form Electronic book
Author Bilston, Lynne E
ISBN 9783642138904