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Central nervous system

  • Definition
    • The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord serve as the main "processing center" for your entire nervous system. They control all the workings of your body.

      Brain components
  • References
    • Dorland's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: www.dorlands.com//def.jsp?id=100105268. Accessed June 3, 2015.

      Griggs RC, Józefowicz RF, Aminoff MJ. Approach to the patient with neurologic disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 396.