HyperDic: central_nervous_system

English > 1 sense of the expression central nervous system:
NOUNbodycentral nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centralethe portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
English > central nervous system: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
SynonymsCNS, systema nervosum centrale
Part ofnervous system, systema nervosumThe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
Partsbrain, encephalonThat part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers
neuroglia, gliasustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system
pyramidal tract, pyramidal motor system, corticospinal tractAny of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the spinal cord
spinal cord, medulla spinalisA major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain
BroadersystemA group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
Substanceswhite matter, substantia albawhitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths
Spanishsistema nervioso central, SNC, systema nervosum centrale
Catalansistema nerviós central, systema nervosum centrale

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