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Pronunciation:  'nurvus 'sistum

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[n]  the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
 Synonyms: systema nervosum
 See Also: ANS, autonomic nervous system, body, central nervous system, CNS, fascicle, fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle, ganglion, nerve cell, nerve tissue, nervous tissue, neural net, neural network, neuron, organic structure, parasympathetic, parasympathetic nervous system, peripheral nervous system, physical structure, sympathetic nervous system, system, systema nervosum centrale, systema nervosum periphericum



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The nervous system is the body tissue that records and distributes information in the body using electrical and chemical transmission. It has two parts. The "central" nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The "peripheral" nervous system is the nerve tissue that transmits sensation and motor information back and forth from the body to the central nervous system.
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 Related Terms: afferent neuron, autonomic nervous system, axon, brain, central nervous system, cerebral cortex, craniosacral nervous system, dendrite, effector organ, efferent neuron, ganglion, gray matter, internuncial neuron, medullary sheath, nerve, nerve trunk, neuron, peripheral nervous system, plexus, sensorium, sensory area, sensory cell, solar plexus, spinal cord, synapse, thoracolumbar nervous system, white matter