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The Descending Tracts (Pyramidal and the Extra Pyramidal) Duration: 19:33 0.5 CME
Nervous System / Neuroanatomy

Learning Objectives

* Identify cell types in the brain and spinal cord, including functional neurons and parenchymal cells.

* Describe the functions of microglia, macroglia (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes), ependymal cells, and tanycytes.

* Understand the myelination process by Schwann cells in the PNS and oligodendrocytes in the CNS.

* Differentiate between neuron types: apolar, pseudounipolar, bipolar, and multipolar.

* Recognize the role of astrocytes in astrogliosis and scar formation in injured brain tissue.

* Explain anterograde and retrograde movement within neurons, distinguishing between fast and slow anterograde movements


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Dr. Jones moved to Albany and joined Radiation Oncology Associates in July 2014. He was raised in Statesboro, GA and attended the University of Georgia where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and his formal training in Radiation Oncology while attending the University of Minnesota. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). He is an appointed community faculty for Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia. He enjoys teaching and clinical research.

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