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if the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

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Dr. Brian Kelly
31 years experience Neurology
No: The central nervous system relates to the brain and spinal cord. To reach the targets (skin, muscles, blood vessels, etc) you need the peripheral nervous system. You would be paralyzed and die without it.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
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