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Its size depends somewhat on the species safe 100mg kamagra polo erectile dysfunction medication insurance coverage, parts of the CNS purchase 100 mg kamagra polo otc erectile dysfunction over 60, the “smell brain. Its component parts are the system is procreation of the species. Smell is important olfactory nerve, bulb, and tract, and various areas where in many species for mating behavior and for identiﬁcation the primary olfactory ﬁbers terminate, including the of the nest and territory. Olfactory inﬂuences may spread to other parts of the limbic system, including the amygdala and the septal region. Through these various connections, information OLFACTORY NERVE, BULB, AND TRACT may reach the dorsomedial nucleus of the thalamus. The sensory cells in the nasal mucosa project their axons Smell is an interesting sensory system. We have all had the experience of a particular smell evoking a ﬂood into the CNS. These tiny ﬁbers, which constitute the actual peripheral olfactory nerve (CN I), pierce the bony (crib- of memories, often associated with strong emotional over- tones. This simply demonstrates the extensive connections riform) plate in the roof of the nose and terminate in the that the olfactory system has with components of the lim- olfactory bulb, which is a part of the CNS. There is a complex series of interactions in the olfactory bulb, and bic system and, therefore, with other parts of the brain. CLINICAL ASPECT The olfactory tract runs posteriorly along the inferior One form of epilepsy often has a signiﬁcant olfactory aura surface of the frontal lobe (see Figure 15A and Figure (which precedes the seizure itself). In such cases, the 15B) and divides into lateral and medial tracts, called stria. This particular At this dividing point there are a number of small holes form of epilepsy has unfortunately been called “uncinate for the entry of several blood vessels to the interior of the ﬁts. It is said to have cortical tissue along its course for the termination of some ADDITIONAL DETAIL olfactory ﬁbers. The lateral tract ends in the cortex of the uncal area (see Figure 15A and Figure 15B), with some Diagonal Band of the ﬁbers terminating in an adjacent part of the amygda- loid nucleus (see Figure 75A and Figure 75B). It is impor- This obscure ﬁber bundle and nuclei associated with it are tant to note that the olfactory system terminates directly additional olfactory connections, some of which intercon- nect the amygdala with the septal region (see Figure 80B). Its output projects to the FIGURE 80A hypothalamus and to autonomic-related areas of the brain- BASAL FOREBRAIN 1 stem, thereby inﬂuencing neuroendocrine, autonomic, and, perhaps, somatomotor activities. BASAL FOREBRAIN REGION CLINICAL ASPECT The basal forebrain is shown using the same diagram of Dementia is a general term for an acquired progressive the limbic system (Figure 71). This area, previously called decline of cognitive function whose hallmark is a loss of the substantia innominata, contains a variety of neurons. It is an age-related disease where the This area is located below the anterior commissure clinical manifestations become evident in older individu- and lateral to the hypothalamus. On the gross brain, this als; with the increase in lifespan in the industrialized region can be found by viewing the inferior surface of the world, there is an increase in the number of individuals brain where the olfactory tract ends and divides into afﬂicted with this disease. These people eventually require medial and lateral stria (see Figure 15A and Figure 15B). Alzheimer’s dementia is the most prevalent blood vessels, the striate arteries, penetrate the brain sub- clinical syndrome, accompanied by certain neuropatho- stance and is called the anterior perforated space (shown logical changes in the brain. The basal forebrain region is Several years ago, it was reported that there was a found “above” this area. Subsequent reports indicated that this tures: was accompanied by a loss of these cholinergic cells in the basal forebrain. Many thought that the “cause” of • Clusters of large cells that are cholinergic, and Alzheimer’s disease had been uncovered, that is, a cellular which have been collectively called the basal degeneration of a unique group of cells and a neurotrans- nucleus (of Meynert) mitter deﬁcit. We now know that several • Groups of cells that are continuous with the other neurotransmitters are depleted in the cortex in amygdala, now called the extended amygdala Alzheimer’s disease. This information would lead us to postulate that the loss of the target neurons in the prefron- CHOLINERGIC BASAL NUCLEUS tal cortex, the site of termination for the cholinergic neu- rons, would be followed, or accompanied, by the degen- These rather large neurons are found in clusters through- eration of the cholinergic cells of the basal forebrain.
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