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What is the central nervous system?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CNS

The central nervous system (CNS) refers to the brain and spinal cord.

In brief: CNS

The central nervous system (CNS) refers to the brain and spinal cord.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It controls the body

Basically, it is the system which controls most functions of the body.
It is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Messages from the central nervous system (CNS) are sent to the peripheral nervous system from which they receive feedback. This allows most bodily functions to stay in balance without the person giving it a thought (i.e. Breathing, heart rate, balance, temperature).

In brief: It controls the body

Basically, it is the system which controls most functions of the body.
It is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Messages from the central nervous system (CNS) are sent to the peripheral nervous system from which they receive feedback. This allows most bodily functions to stay in balance without the person giving it a thought (i.e. Breathing, heart rate, balance, temperature).
Dr. Barbara Srur
Dr. Barbara Srur
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