central nervous system

noun

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

Examples of central nervous system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most people infected with the virus likely experience no symptoms or a mild flu-like illness, some people will develop severe illness affecting the central nervous system. Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 5 May 2022 As a package, that variety of training kickstarts the central nervous system. Ian Douglass, Men's Health, 18 Apr. 2022 There are various substances, both legal and illicit, that lower the inhibitions of your central nervous system, Dr. Singh says. Emilia Benton, Men's Health, 29 Apr. 2022 Symptoms and signs indicate there could be lesions on the deeper tissues of the brain located on the central nervous system. Korin Miller, SELF, 12 Nov. 2021 Researchers with an international consortium looking to understand the long-term consequences of Covid-19 on the central nervous system are finding memory issues and biological markers similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease patients. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 29 July 2021 Since those organs control your central nervous system, which is responsible for critical bodily functions like breathing and walking, inflammation in that area is considered a big deal. Sarah Lemire, Health.com, 2 Feb. 2022 Mind and body communication is driven specifically by two aspects of your central nervous system: proprioception, also known as kinesthetic sense, and your vestibular system. Dana Santas, CNN, 28 Jan. 2022 When an individual has MS, their immune system attacks their central nervous system, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of central nervous system

1826, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Central nervous system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/central%20nervous%20system. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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central nervous system

noun

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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