central nervous system

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A diagram showing the CNS:
1. Brain
2. Central nervous system
    (brain and spinal cord)
3. Spinal cord


central nervous system (plural central nervous systems)

  1. (neuroanatomy) In vertebrates, that part of the nervous system comprising the brain, brainstem and spinal cord.
    Synonyms: CNS, cerebrospinal axis, systema nervosum centrale

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