HyperDic: nervous_system

English > 1 sense of the expression nervous system:
NOUNbodynervous system, systema nervosumthe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
English > nervous system: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells.
Synonymsystema nervosum
Part ofbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Partsautonomic nervous system, ANSThe part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centraleThe portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
fiber bundle, fibre bundle, fascicle, fasciculusA bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
ganglionAn encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
nerve cell, neuronA cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
nervous tissue, nerve tissuetissue composed of neurons
neural network, neural netAny network of neurons or nuclei that function together to perform some function in the body
peripheral nervous system, systema nervosum periphericumThe section of the nervous system lying outside the brain and spinal cord
Narrowerparasympathetic nervous system, parasympatheticoriginates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord
sympathetic nervous systemoriginates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord
BroadersystemA group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
Spanishsistema nervioso, systema nervosum
Catalansistema nerviós, systema nervosum
Adjectivesnervous, neuralof or relating to the nervous system
neuroendocrineof or relating to the nervous and endocrine systems (especially as they function together)

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