Basic concepts in nervous system: Are the nerves wired as we have thought them to be?

Stany W. Lobo, Ritesh G. Menezes, Ashutosh V. Bodhe, Vinod C. Nayak, Francis N.P. Monteiro, Abraham M. Joshua, B. Suresh Kumar Shetty

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Fundamentals of neurology as passed down through the instruction of medical schooling say that nerves are broadly classified into three types; namely the motor, sensory and mixed nerves. But, is this truly so with regard to cranial nerves? This short communication aims at cautioning the pioneers, experts and medical instructors in the field of neurology about the use of misconstrued terminology in the basic concepts of nervous system. May be it is time for us to re-visit the basics of neurology?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-329
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience Hypotheses
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 05-12-2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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