The Neurology of Olfaction (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback)) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/2/28
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Testing the sense of smell is often omitted or trivialized during neurological examination. This comprehensive review will address this shortcoming by emphasizing the significance of this important sensory modality. The Neurology of Olfaction describes the anatomy and physiology of human olfaction and how it may be measured. The book covers neurologic disorders in depth and a comprehensive chapter is devoted to neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, where loss of smell is frequent and may be an early preclinical feature that could predict the onset of disease in asymptomatic subjects. Finally, the authors describe methods of treatment for anosmia, evaluate its medicolegal importance, and give guidance for those unfortunate enough to have lost their sense of smell. Written by two experts in the field, this book provides information useful to physicians for assessing and managing chemosensory disorders and summarizes the current scientific knowledge of human olfaction.
'Within a little less than 250 clearly designed pages, readers of The Neurology of Olfaction are given a complete overview of the current knowledge of clinical olfactory aspects, but are also provided with substantial and valuable information on recent discoveries in basic olfactory neurosciences. This book, which is a must for clinical neurologists who are interested in olfaction, is also definitely of great interest for otolaryngologists, internists, or psychiatrists who encounter patients with olfactory symptoms.' Basile N. Landis, The Lancet
'This book on olfaction fills a definite void in the literature.' Doody's