The neuroanatomy is the cornerstone of neurology upon to built the necessary knowledge to understand the function and the disorders of the nervous system. However, the huge amount of names and connections make the study of the nervous system confusing and, some times, prevent from recalling the essential concepts. The aim of this web is to provide the neurologists, residents and undergraduates with a source of detailed information, that can be updated easily, to understand the functional organization of the nervous system.
The contents are described in the text and in the slides. In order to reinforce the neuroanatomical information through a tridimensional approach, the images are combined with videos of dissections.
In recent years the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used in the diagnosis of neurologic disorders. For this reason a chapter about the basic physics of this technique has been included as well as an MRI atlas of the dog's head.
I encourage the viewers to contact me for new ideas, approaches or errors to be rectified, and I thank all the colleagues and the students whose enthusiasm and interest have been my best reward.
All the dissections were conducted by the author on embalmed dogs used for teaching Anatomy for the Veterinary Curriculum at the Universidad Autónoma (Barcelona-Spain). The euthanasia was performed according to the European guidelines.
Vicente Aige Gil, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy
Facultad de Veterinaria
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona. Spain