U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the parts of the central nervous system?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
CNS: CNS = spinal cord + brain.

Similar questions

A 24-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old male:

What exactly is the central nervous system and what does it do?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Brain and spinal cd: The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. It serves as the receiving and processing plant for outside stimuli and the point of reasoning and production of action/response. It consists of things like cognition and relaying sensory information, as well as regulating the day to day management of bodily functions.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the central nervous system?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Brain & spinal cord: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is made up of the nerves that leave the spinal cord and innervate the rest of the body.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What makes up the central nervous system?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 41 years experience
CNS=Brain+SpinalCord: Limits of brain tissue are the meninges, a fibrous cover. The spinal cord usually ends at the first lumbar vertebra, just below the last rib. Below that are nerves to your legs called the cauda equina, named because they look like a horses' tail.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How does aging affect the central nervous system?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology 48 years experience
Nervous system slows: The nervous system becomes slower to respond with age.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain.

Related questions

A 43-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
A 19-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Apr 26, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.