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Doctor insights on: What Is The Cluster Of Nerve Cell Bodies Outside The Central Nervous System

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I'm wondering why are cranial nerves not included in the central nervous system?

I'm wondering why are cranial nerves not included in the central nervous system?

Mostly peripheral: Cranial nerves have their cell bodies within the central nervous system (cns), but the majority of their length/"processes" are outside the confines of the cns. The myelin covering nerves inside, vs. Outside, the CNS is different, and cranial nerves are subject to disorders common to peripheral nerves. (the cell bodies can be affected by CNS disorders as well.). ...Read more

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What is the name of the nerve that brings heart pain to the central nervous system?

What is the name of the nerve that brings heart pain to the central nervous system?

There isn't just one: There may not be just one nerve that brings heart pain to the brain. This is why people describe their heart attack symptoms so differently. Some people get nausea, sweating and a sense of "just not feeling right, " while others get the more classic chest and arm pain. Others may get extreme heaviness in the chest and shortness of breath. Thi suggests that different nerve pathways can be involved. ...Read more

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Can asthma inhalers cause damage to your central nervous system/motor nerves?

Can asthma inhalers cause damage to your central nervous system/motor nerves?

No: The bronchodilator may make you shake a little but it has not shown to inflict any permanent damage on the central nervous system. Ask you doctor to see if you can get a more purified version of the bronchodilator if you have shaking from your current inhaler. ...Read more

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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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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

Central Nervous System (Definition)

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


Cns (Definition)

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