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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Central Nervous System (Overview)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is the peripheral nervous system.


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

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

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. Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Central Nervous System (Overview)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is the peripheral nervous system.


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What is the central nervous system?

What is the central nervous system?

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. Read more

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What makes up the central nervous system?

What makes up the central nervous system?

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. Read more

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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. Read more

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How does aging affect the central nervous system?

How does aging affect the central nervous system?

Nervous system slows: The nervous system becomes slower to respond with age. Read more

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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). Read more

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. Read more

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What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

THERE ARE SO MANY: Neurotoxic substances out there, and I do not have enough space here to enumerate. Google centrl nervous system toxins. Read more

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What are different diseases of the central nervous system?

Guidance: There are far too many diseases of the central nervous system to list here, but the classics are Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsies, brain tumors, intracranial bleeding, etc. Best way to learn more is to find a bookstore, and get consumer book about neurological conditions. Read more

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How can you know if you damaged your central nervous system?

How can you know if you damaged your central nervous system?

CNS: Damage to the central nervous system normally leads to a neurologic deficit such as weakness, numbness, loss of speech among other findings. Read more

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Does watching too much t.V damage your central nervous system?

No: However, watching tv can become a habit, and since it involves passive inactivity, could lead to lack of physical conditioning, weight gain, and even progressive decrease in social, intellectual, and avocational pursuits. Do not worry about your brain and spinal cord, rather be concerned about your heart and lungs, balance your day and exercise sufficiently. Read more

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

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

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. Read more

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What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

Here's a list: Epilepsy, stroke, migraine, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Huntington's chorea, Alzheimer's, bacterial and viral meningitis, etc Read more

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What is the definition or description of: central nervous system?

What is the definition or description of: central nervous system?

The central nervous: System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is the peripheral nervous system. Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more