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- I can also provide high-quality vector (.svg) images of molecular structures. Please let me know if you have any requests.
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- Gallery 1 - Images to replace
- Gallery 2 - DOJ images (jpg)
- Gallery 3 - Newer images (svg)
- Gallery 4 - ...empty
- Gallery 5 - Obsolete images (png); move useful ones to Wikimedia Commons & delete any that are unused.
- Mikhail Bulgakov - some really old images that have entered the public domain
Things to do
- Retrograde tracing - add references (Purves pp. ?)
- Neuroembryology - could use its own article
- Secondary metabolite - add more references, cleanup, etc.
- Allelopathy - cleanup
- Plant defense against herbivory - add references (reference: personal research project), cleanup, etc.
- Glucose - clarify interconversion, anomers, etc. (reference: McMurry pp. 985)
- Sulfanilamide - create image showing synthesis route from benzene (reference: McMurry pp. 941)
- Caveolae - same as coated pits? add reference from pinocytosis
- Sassafras vs. Sarsaparilla - confusion between the two! See Scientific American article from 100+ years ago, found in recent issue (date?). See also: Sarsi (drink)
- REM rebound - stub?
- Koniocellular pathway - k-cell pathway (reference: Purves pp. 307)
Need vector images for:
- Domoic acid
Articles to be created:
- Lesion study - important neuroscience research technique; "The use of structure to infer function was adopted for experimentation, and much of neuroscience rests upon observations made by purposefully damaging a distinct brain region, nerve or tract in an experimental animal and observing and documenting the subsequent loss of function." (reference: Purves pp. 16)
- double labeling - labeling neurons in a particular region using two different methods, e.g. anterograde tracing and enzyme labeling (reference: Carlson pp. 164)
- Radioactive tag - mentioned in many articles, but never explained anywhere
- Active form - extensively used, especially in the context of chemistry, but never explained anywhere
- Retinoid cycle - (reference: Purves pp. 268-269)
- Arborization - extensively used term; should it have its own article?
- Joint receptors - reference (reference: Purves pp. 217)
- Molar excess - this term is used everywhere, yet there is no clear explanation of it; refers to the compound in a reaction that has more moles than are necessary to complete the reaction in full (the direction of the reaction is unimportant, c.f. Le Chatlier's principle)
- Neural tract - "A collection of axons in the central nervous system having the same origin, termination, and function." (reference: Marieb pp. G-19) ; equivalent to a nerve in the PNS
- relationship to Neural pathway? Biological tracts in general (e.g. GI tract)? Proposed titles for a more general article were "Tract (biology)" or "Tract (anatomy)"
- Presynaptic specialization & Postsynaptic specialization - used in a vague manner throughout Neuroscience 4e, e.g. "Typically, the presynaptic terminal is immediately adjacent to a postsynaptic specialization of the target cell." (reference: Purves pp. 7); probably refers to certain features of receptor proteins and/or the morphology of dendrites
- Charles Bradley - child psychiatrist who conducted the earliest experiments on the use of amphetamine as drug therapy, providing the precursor for the subsequent development of theories about ADD and ADHD. (reference: Samuel Barondes, "Better Than Prozac", pp. 61 and onward)
- Neuromodulation - remove "merge" tag on September 1st, 2009. Article also needs work.
- Receptor (biochemistry) - less jargon.
- Pinocytosis - needs lots of work.
- Potocytosis - finish adding info.
- Endocytosis - needs work. references.
- Receptor-mediated endocytosis - lacks inline citations
- Semipermeable membrane - reference Widmaier 110
- Osmole (unit) - reference Widmaier 109
- Gas chromatography - finish adding info (Pavia 798-810)
- Neuropsychology - needs work
- Phenytoin - needs pharmacology section
- DLCO - cleanup
- Coping strategies - needs merge or total rewrite for style, etc.
- Stimulant - cleanup
- Dextroamphetamine - cleanup
- Epigallocatechin gallate - cleanup
- Commissure - Purves 15
- Spinal nerve - add reference
- Experimental techniques - needs work
- Dihydrocodeine - cleanup
- Anatomical terms of location - needs cleanup
- Indolamine - needs references, etc. (Purves?)
- Fluoxetine - add "Pharmacology" section, add more info about interactions (Holt)
- Biosynthesis - needs lots of work, links to indolamine/catecholamine articles
- Chiral resolution - better image (cf. Pt.11 Pg.21)
- Meso compound - better image (of two isomers of tartaric acid)
- Polarimeter - add image
- 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness - add criticism section
- Calcium signaling - needs work, references
- Axon - reference Marieb and Purves
- Nucleus (neuroanatomy) - needs table of major nuclei; reference.
- Thalamus - needs better introduction. references.
- Scarpa's ganglion - reference (Purves 356); change name?
- Oscillopsia ("bouncing vision") - reference (Purves 357)
- Fovea - (Purves 258, 272-3)
- Color blindness - (Purves 274-7)
- Placebo effect - (Purves 247-8)
- Anterolateral system - create flow chart based on (Purves 238)
- Vanilloid - needs a lot of work (see Purves 232-3)
- Ganglion - reference (Marieb); clear up confusion with Ganglion cell; add examples of ganglia (e.g. spiral ganglion, Scarpa's ganglion, etc.)
- "Collections of hundreds to thousands of neurons found outside the brain and spinal cord along the course of peripheral nerves."
- Ganglion cell - reference (Purves 261-310); info is scattered throughout text
- M ganglion cells & P ganglion cells - (Purves 305)
- Ganglion cell layer - merge into ganglion cell?
- Create/find better photo for all retinal structures (better than Image:Gray882.png); see Purves pp. 262
- Edinger-Westphal nucleus - reference (Purves 290-1)
- Pretectum - reference (Purves 290-1)
- Stimulus (physiology) - needs a lot of work
- Neuron - reorganize article
- Type Ia sensory fiber and Type II sensory fiber - a.k.a. "group Ia afferents" and "group II afferents", respectively. reference (Purves 216)
- Extrafusal muscle fiberand Intrafusal muscle fiber - reference (Purves 216-7); both need better picture
- Proprioception - reference (Purves 216)
- Merkel nerve ending - reference (Purves 212-3)
- Receptor potential - needs lots of work. reference (Purves 208, etc.)
- Paranasal sinuses - reference (Marieb 204-18)
- CREB - needs inline citations
- Patch clamp - add Neuroscience as reference.
- Current clamp - needs to be properly partitioned, and much more info is needed about the biological-research-technique type of current clamp
- Voltage clamp - create new picture based on Box 3A. (Purves 42)
- Electrical synapse - needs better referencing
- Glutamate-glutamine cycle - add more info, picture (see Purves 130)
- Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor - fix references from "Receptor regulation" section onward. also, "Subunits" should be a subsection of "Structure"
- Metabotropic receptor - article is messy and confusing
- Ligand-gated ion channel - rename "Ionotropic receptor" for consistency with Metabotropic receptor
- Nicotine - "Interactions" section needed
- List of drugs - create articles for red-links on list (there are many, many, many...)
- Membrane potential - needs references, etc.
- Resting potential - aka "resting membrane potential". needs references, etc.
- Reversal potential - could always use more work, references from Ch.3 of Neuroscience.
- Receptor potential -
- All synaptic vesicles contain ATP. (Purves 142)
- GPCR. (Purves 156)
- Drug use statistics & DA involved in all drug addictions & COMT. (Purves 138-9)
- Ryanodine receptor. (Purves 162)
- Does Kinase link to Phosphatase, and vice-versa (with explanations)?
- Gravity (beer) - Get better image of hydrometer, Link to/from other homebrewing articles, explain that the term is used in relation to all alcoholic beverages although consumers only see it in relation to beer
- Valerian (herb) - General cleanup/editing