Contents

Foreword

Individual tissue components of the nervous system and their pathological changes

Neurons

Nerve fibres

Neuroglia

Mesodermal elements


Principles of disease pathogenesis, primary vs. secondary disease mechanisms and symptom complexes

Degenerative processes

Inflammation incl. “neuroinflammation”

Central changes resulting from abnormal blood circulation

Radiation effects

Regeneration

Normal aging


Nervous system disease categories

Age-related

Cancer

Developmental

Epilepsy

Infectious

Metabolic

Neurogenetic

Psychiatric

Trauma

Vascular


Historical considerations

References