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central nervous system Line breaks: cen|tral ner|vous sys¦tem

Definition of central nervous system in English:


The complex of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body. In vertebrates it comprises the brain and spinal cord.
Example sentences
  • MS is a disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain and spinal cord.
  • Studies in the mid-1970s showed workers exposed to vinyl chloride suffered an excessive number of cancer deaths from cancer of the liver, lung, lymphatic and central nervous systems, including brain tumors.
  • The sphingomyelin content is also high in the central nervous system and in the spinal cord.
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