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The term septal region structures as part of the “smell brain cheap 160 mg malegra dxt plus overnight delivery,” the rhinencephalon. This subcortical region is composed is now known to have many other functional capabilities. This somewhat obscure region has connec- tions with several limbic areas and the prefrontal cortex. The various tracts that interconnect the limbic structures — fornix, stria terminalis, ventral amygdalofugal pathway — will be discussed at the appropriate time with the BASAL GANGLIA relevant structure(s). The ventral portions of the putamen and globus pallidus are now known to be connected with limbic functions and © 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC The Limbic System 209 Corpus callosum "area" Fornix Cingulate gyrus Stria terminalis Talamus Septal nn. Hippocampal formation Ventral amygdalofugal Olfactory tract pathway Olfactory bulb Amygdala Parahippocampal gyrus Lateral olfactory stria FIGURE 71: Limbic System — Noncortical © 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 210 Atlas of Functional Neutoanatomy FIGURE 72A perhaps best to regard the fornix as an association bundle, part of the limbic pathways. It has attracted much attention “HIPPOCAMPUS” 1 because of its connections and because of its visibility and accessibility for research into the function of the hippoc- ampal formation, particularly with regard to memory. HIPPOCAMPAL FORMATION This diagram, which is the same as Figure 71, highlights MEMORY the functional portion of the limbic lobe to be discussed — the “hippocampus” (i. This means that in order to “remember” lobe in humans. The location and complex arrangement some new fact or event, the new information must be of the structures are illustrated and explained in this series registered within the hippocampal formation. In order for it to be remembered for longer periods, temporal lobe, these structures have migrated into the some partially understood process occurs so that the tran- temporal lobe, leaving behind a fiber pathway, the fornix, sient memory trace is transferred to other parts of the which is located above the thalamus. The process of memory storage con- 72B): solidation may require a period of hours, if not days. In the study of the function of the hippocampus in • The hippocampus proper, a three-layered cor- animals, there is considerable evidence that the hippoc- tical area that, during development, becomes ampal formation is involved in constructing a “spatial “rolled-up” and is no longer found at the surface map. It is not quite clear whether this is a memory • The dentate gyrus, a three-layered cortical area function or whether this spatial representation depends that is partly found on the surface of the brain, upon the connections of the hippocampal formation and although its location is so deep that it presents parahippocampal gyrus with other parts of the brain.

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In the year 2000 generic malegra dxt plus 160 mg amex, hypertension accounted for more than 1 million office visits to health care providers. The prevalence increases with age: for a normoten- sive middle-aged person in the United States, the lifetime risk of developing hypertension approaches 90%. With the increasing age of the population in most developed and devel- oping societies, it seems safe to assume that hypertension will become steadily more wide- spread in the coming years. Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, progressive atherosclerosis, and dementia. A 64-year-old black man presents to your office for routine follow-up care. You have treated him for many years for hypertension with a calcium channel blocker and a thiazide diuretic. His hypertension has been moderately well controlled with this regimen. He asks you whether having a home blood pres- sure monitor would be useful for his care. Which of the following statements regarding ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is true? ABPM is not useful in patients whose office blood pressure is normal and who have hypertensive target organ injury ❏ B. ABPM is not a useful tool in the evaluation of suspected autonomic dysfunction in patients with orthostatic hypotension ❏ C. Cross-sectional studies show that blood pressure averages obtained dur- ing office visits correlate better with the presence of target-organ injury (especially LVH) than those obtained with ABPM ❏ D. ABPM is useful in establishing a diagnosis of white-coat hypertension Key Concept/Objective: To understand the usefulness of ABPM Cross-sectional studies show that blood pressure averages from ABPM correlate better with the presence of target-organ injury (especially left ventricular hypertrophy [LVH]) than office blood pressure averages. Also, prospective studies and population-based observa- tional studies have shown that average blood pressure derived from ABPM predicts addi- tional risk of cardiovascular (CV) events after adjustment for clinic or office blood pres- sure. ABPM is the best method to establish the presence of isolated clinic hypertension (so- called white-coat hypertension), which is defined as an elevation in BP that occurs only in the clinic setting, with normal BP in all other settings, in the absence of evidence of tar- get-organ injury.

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