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central nervous system

noun

: the part of the nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord

Full Definition of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

:  the part of the nervous system which in vertebrates consists of the brain and spinal cord, to which sensory impulses are transmitted and from which motor impulses pass out, and which coordinates the activity of the entire nervous system — compare peripheral nervous system

First Known Use of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

circa 1907

central nervous system

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

:  the part of the nervous system which in vertebrates consists of the brain and spinal cord, to which sensory impulses are transmitted and from which motor impulses pass out, and which supervises and coordinates the activity of the entire nervous system—compare autonomic nervous system, peripheral nervous system

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