Definition of Central nervous system

1. Noun. The portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.

Definition of Central nervous system

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) In vertebrates, that part of the nervous system comprising the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. ¹

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Medical Definition of Central nervous system

1. Pertaining to the brain, cranial nerves and spinal cord. It does not include muscles or peripheral nerves. In invertebrates, the central nervous system is composed of the segmental ganglia of the ventral nerve cord together with the fused ganglia or brain at the anterior end. Acronym: CNS (12 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Central Nervous System

central illumination
central implantation
central incisor
central inhibition
central lacteal
central lateral nucleus of thalamus
central limit theorem
central line
central lobule
central lobule of cerebellum
central location test
central locking
central mesenteric lymph nodes
central metal ion
central necrosis
central nervous system (current term)
central nervous system agents
central nervous system depressants
central nervous system infections
central nervous system neoplasms
central nervous system stimulants
central nervous systems
central neuritis
central obesity
central office
central ossifying fibroma
central osteitis
central palmar space
central paralysis
central pit

Literary usage of Central nervous system

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"The central nervous system of the annelid is split off from the ectoderm by a process of delamination, as will be seen by comparing the ventral nervous cord ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"The experiments on the resuscitation of the central nervous system were begun more than three years ago. The primary object was to test the possible length ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"The authors endeavored to pierce some of the obscurity which surrounds the genesis of almost all inflammatory lesions in the central nervous system, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"It was found that cases of syphilis of the central nervous system with only a ... Cases of central nervous system syphilis with a negative blood and ..."

5. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"The diffuse nervous system and the gray-centred nervous system ; the central nervous system a part of the latter. Nervous integration of the segment. ..."

6. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"BEHAVIOR AND THE central nervous system BY ALBERT P. WEISS Ohio State University In reviewing the similarities and differences that exist between the ..."

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