nervous system

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018
: the bodily system that in vertebrates is made up of the brain and spinal cord, nerves, ganglia, and parts of the receptor organs and that receives and interprets stimuli and transmits impulses to the effector organs — see autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system

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NERVOUS SYSTEM Defined for English Language Learners

nervous system

  • : the system of nerves in your body that sends messages for controlling movement and feeling between the brain and the other parts of the body


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nervous system

noun
: a system of the body that in vertebrates includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and sense organs and receives, interprets, and responds to stimuli from inside and outside the body

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nervous system

noun
: the bodily system that in vertebrates is made up of the brain and spinal cord, nerves, ganglia, and parts of the receptor organs and that receives and interprets stimuli and transmits impulses to the effector organs — see autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system

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