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My Workspace[edit]


  • Gallery 5 - Obsolete images (png). Move useful images to Wikimedia Commons, delete unused images.

Articles: update[edit]

  • Glucose - clarify interconversion, anomers, etc. (reference: McMurry pp. 985)
  • Sulfanilamide - create image showing synthesis route from benzene (reference: McMurry pp. 941)
  • Fluoxetine - add "Pharmacology" section, add info about interactions (reference: Holt ???)

Articles: new[edit]

  • 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)
  • Active form - extensively used, especially in the context of chemistry, but never explained anywhere
  • Arborization - extensively used term; should it have its own article?
  • 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

Articles: unsorted[edit]

  • Axon - (reference: Marieb), (reference: Purves)
  • Thalamus - needs better introduction, (reference: ???)
  • Oscillopsia ("bouncing vision") - (reference: Purves 357)
  • Fovea - (reference: Purves 258, 272-3)
  • 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 (reference: Purves 305)
  • CREB - add inline citations
  • Patch clamp - (reference: Purves ?)
  • 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 (reference: Purves 42)

  • Gray882.png - replace with better image for all retinal structures, (reference: Purves 262)
  • GPCR - (reference: Purves 156)
  • Drug use statistics & DA involved in all drug addictions & COMT. (reference: Purves 138-9)

  • Gravity (beer) - add better image of hydrometer, link to/from other homebrewing articles, term is used in relation to all alcoholic beverages although consumers only see it in relation to beer
  • Definity - drug "used in cardiac imaging, cardiopulmonary reactions" (reference: [3]). current article is about digital imaging.

Images: remove raster, add vector[edit]