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The complete syndrome is known as tonsillar herni- men is the medulla buspirone 10mg overnight delivery, its posterior or dorsal aspect order buspirone 10mg fast delivery. This is a life-threatening situation that significant structure seen here is a small elevation generic buspirone 5 mg mastercard, repre- may cause cardiac or respiratory arrest cheap 10mg buspirone visa. Both can be seen in the ventral view of the BRAINSTEM 7 brainstem (see Figure 7) 10 mg buspirone mastercard. Details of the information car- ried in these pathways will be outlined when the functional aspects of the cerebellum are studied with the motor sys- BRAINSTEM: DORSAL VIEW — CEREBELLUM tems (see Figure 55). The superior cerebellar peduncles REMOVED convey fibers from the cerebellum to the thalamus, passing through the roof of the fourth ventricle and the midbrain This diagram shows the brainstem from the dorsal per- (see Figure 57). This peduncle can only be visualized from spective, with the cerebellum removed. This dorsal perspective is useful (see also Figure 6 and Figure 7). The lower part of the fourth ventricle separates the MIDBRAIN LEVEL medulla from the cerebellum (see Figure 21). The special structures below the fourth ventricle are two large protu- The posterior aspect of the midbrain has the superior and berances on either side of the midline — the gracilis and inferior colliculi, as previously seen, as well as the emerg- cuneatus nuclei, relay nuclei which belong to the ascend- ing fibers of CN IV, the trochlear nerve. The posterior ing somatosensory pathway (discussed with Figure 9B, aspect of the cerebral peduncle is clearly seen. The cranial nerves seen from this view include the PONTINE LEVEL entering nerve CN VIII. More anteriorly, from this oblique Now that the cerebellum has been removed, the dorsal view, are the fibers of the glossopharyngeal (CN IX) and aspect of the pons is seen. The space separating the pons vagus (CN X) nerves, as these emerge from the lateral from the cerebellum is the fourth ventricle — the ventricle aspect of the medulla, behind the inferior olive. The roof of the upper portion of the fourth ventricle is a sheet of nervous tissue and bears the name superior med- ADDITIONAL DETAIL ullary velum; more relevant, it contains an important The acoustic stria (not labeled) shown in the floor of the connection of the cerebellum, the superior cerebellar fourth ventricle are fibers of CN VIII, the auditory portion, peduncles (discussed with Figure 57). The lower half of which take an alternative route to relay in the lower pons, the roof of the fourth ventricle has choroid plexus (see before ascending to the inferior colliculi of the midbrain. Two additional structures are shown in the midbrain As seen from this perspective, the fourth ventricle has — the red nucleus (described with Figure 47 and Figure a “floor”; noteworthy are two large bumps, called the 65A), and the brachium of the inferior colliculus, a con- facial colliculus, where the facial nerve, CN VII, makes necting pathway between the inferior colliculus and the an internal loop (to be discussed with Figure 48 and also medial geniculate body, all part of the auditory system with the pons in Section C of this atlas, see Figure 66C). As the cerebellum has been removed, the cut surfaces The medial and lateral geniculate nuclei belong with of the middle and inferior cerebellar peduncles are seen. The lateral The cerebellar peduncles are the connections between geniculate body (nucleus) is part of the visual system (see the brainstem and the cerebellum, and there are three pairs Figure 41A and Figure 41C). The inferior cerebellar peduncle connects the medulla and the cerebellum, and the prominent middle © 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Orientation 35 Red n. Superior colliculus Lateral geniculate Brachium of body inferior colliculus Medial Inferior colliculus geniculate body Cerebral peduncle Trochlear nerve (CN IV) Superior medullary velum Superior cerebellar Trigeminal peduncle nerve (CN V) Middle 4 cerebellar peduncle Facial colliculus Inferior cerebellar peduncle Vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) 4 Vagus nerve (CN X) Cut edge of 4th ventricle Inferior olive Cuneatus n. Cervical spinal cord 4 = Floor of 4th ventricle FIGURE 10: Brainstem 7 — Dorsal View — Cerebellum Removed © 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 36 Atlas of Functional Neutoanatomy FIGURE 11 areas of the cortex. In addition, the limbic system has circuits that involve the thalamus. THE DIENCEPHALON: Other thalamic nuclei are related to areas of the cere- bral cortex, which are called association areas, vast areas THALAMUS 1 of the cortex that are not specifically related either to sensory or motor functions. Parts of the thalamus play an THALAMUS: ORIENTATION important role in the maintenance and regulation of the state of consciousness, and also possibly attention, as part The diencephalon, which translates as “between brain,” is of the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS, see the next region of the brain to consider. It will be discussed with the the cerebral hemispheres in the human brain has virtually limbic system in Section D of this atlas (see hidden or “buried” the diencephalon (somewhat like a Figure 78A). This itary stalk and mammillary bodies in Figure 15A and gland is thought to be involved with the regu- Figure 15B, which are part of the hypothalamus). Many people In this section of the atlas, we will consider the thal- now take melatonin, which is produced by the amus, which makes up the bulk of the diencephalon. It is pineal, to regulate their sleep cycle and to over- important to note that there are two thalami, one for each come jetlag. As has been noted, the third ventricle is situated between the two thalami (see Figure 9 and ADDITIONAL DETAIL Figure 20B). The thalamus is usually described as the gateway to As shown in the diagram, the diencephalon is situated the cerebral cortex (see Figure 63). This description leaves within the brain below the level of the body of the lateral out an important principle of thalamic function, namely ventricles (see also Figure 17, Figure 18, and Figure 19A). This principle does not apply, however, hemispheres, the two thalami are located at the same level to all of the nuclei (see below).

For this reason cheap buspirone 10mg line, it size and secretion of sebaceous glands purchase buspirone 10 mg overnight delivery. The development of early acne in subjects with acne [14 cheap buspirone 5mg online, 15] 10mg buspirone sale. Alternatively discount buspirone 10mg fast delivery, the sebaceous the prepubertal period has been associated with elevat- glands from subjects with acne may be more sensitive to ed serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate the effects of androgens. It is unclear as to whether acne is (DHEAS), a precursor of testosterone [9, 10]. For exam- mediated by serum androgens, locally-produced andro- ple, acne occurs near the time of puberty. Recently, insights have gators have demonstrated that acne begins to develop at been gained regarding the local metabolism of androgens the time of adrenarche when the adrenal gland begins to within sebaceous glands. Such insights may be of benefit produce large quantities of DHEAS [9, 10]. The rise in serum Androgen Metabolism within the Skin DHEAS in prepubescent children is associated with an Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is pro- increase in sebum production and the development of duced in large quantities by the zona reticularis of the comedonal acne. It circulates in the bloodstream in high lev- Severe acne is often associated with elevated serum els in relatively high levels compared to other hormones androgens. Conditions of androgen excess or hyper- with the exception of cortisol. The enzyme 3ß-hydroxyste- androgenism are associated with increased sebum pro- roid dehydrogenase (3ß-HSD) acts on DHEA to convert it duction and the development of acne. This conversion may take cinomas that produce excess androgens (e. Sudden onset of acne or treatment-resistant acne been identified by several investigators [16–18]. There are may be associated with hyperandrogenism from causes two known forms or isozymes of 3ß-HSD. The type I iso- such as an adrenal or ovarian tumor or from conditions zyme is active in skin, placenta and mammary tissue, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia or polycystic ovary whereas the type II isozyme is active in the adrenal gland disease. Conversely, it has been observed that men with and the gonads. The major isozymes of steroid- androgen insensitivity (nonfunctional androgen recep- metabolizing enzymes that are active in human sebaceous tors) do not produce adult levels of sebum and they do not glands are listed in table 1. This clinical observation implies that a 58 Dermatology 2003;206:57–67 Thiboutot/Chen Fig. Biochemical pathway of sex steroid hormone metabolism. HSD = Hydroxyste- roid dehydrogenase; 5·-R = 5·-reductase. Another important enzyme that is found within the Table 1. Predominant isozymes of steroid metabolizing enzymes skin is 17ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17ß-HSD). It is responsible for con- 17ß-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 verting the weak androgen androstenedione into the more 5·-Reductase type 1 potent androgen testosterone. It can also interconvert weak and potent estrogens such as estrone and estradiol. Testosterone in turn can be produced from androstene- dione. To date, seven types of human 17ß-HSDs have been cloned, sequenced, and characterized, designated active within the sebaceous gland and in keratinocytes types 1–7 in the chronological order of their isolation [20– derived from the infrainfundibular region of piloseba- 23]. Recently, the type 8 17ß-HSD also known as Ke6 ceous follicle (from the base of the epidermis to the point gene was shown to efficiently transform estradiol to estro- of insertion of the sebaceous duct) [3, 29]. The type 2 iso- gen in transfected HEK-293 cells. The type 2 isozyme zyme is most active in the prostate gland where it can be of 17ß-HSD appears to be the most active within the seba- inhibited by drugs such as finasteride.

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