A collective term for the brain, spinal cord, their nerves, and the sensory end organs. More broadly, this can even include the neurotransmitting hormones instigated by the CNS that control the chemical nervous system, the endocrine glands.
The central nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and the meninges (protective membranes surrounding them). Although HIV infects monocytes and macrophages, they appear to be relatively resistant to killing. These cells travel throughout the body and carry HIV to various organs, especially the lungs and the brain. Persons living with HIV often experience abnormalities in the central nervous system. Investigators have hypothesized that an accumulation of HIV in brain and nerve cells or the inappropriate release of cytokines or toxic byproducts of these cells may be to blame for the neurological manifestations of HIV disease.
the brain and spinal cord, the part of the nervous system that receives sensory impulses and transmits motor (movement) impulses. The CNS keeps us in touch with the world outside while controlling our conscious and unconscious activities.
This body system includes the brain and spinal cord. Its functions are to process information and coordinate thinking, behavior, sensation, and movement. In some people with Behçet's disease, blood vessels in the central nervous system become inflamed, causing headaches, stiff neck, and clumsiness.
The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system works together with the peripheral nervous system, which consists of all the nerves that carry signals between the CNS and the rest of the body.
Consisting of the spinal cord and brain, it is the centre of thought and emotion. It is responsible for the coordination and control of bodily activities and the interpretation of information from the senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc.).
The portion of the nervous system made up of the brain and spinal cord that functions to receive and process sensory information from organs and receptors within the body, and initiate an appropriate motor response.
the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. It controls the motions and workings of the body by sending signals to various body parts, receiving sensory and functional information from them, and processing the information.
the brain, spinal cord, optic nerves, retinas, auditory nerves, pituitary and pineal glands, hypothalmus, and other structures enclosed within the social membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Central nervous system is also called the CNS. It is the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord, which are responsible for the coordination of all motor and mental activities.
The central nervous system (CNS) represents the largest part of the nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. Together with the peripheral nervous system, it has a fundamental role in the control of behavior. The CNS is contained within the dorsal cavity, with the brain within the cranial subcavity, and the spinal cord in the spinal cavity.
a complex structure whose elements are so mixed that they can be reached only by microscopic study, and the complexities of the structure are so great that it was with very great difficulty that any entrance at all was made into this field