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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain (inside the skull) and spinal cord (inside the vertebral column), which

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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abbr.: CNS; the part of the nervous system of an animal that contains a high concentration of cell bodies

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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World Encyclopedia

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Term embracing the brain and spinal cord, as distinct from the peripheral nervous system. The CNS co-ordinates all nervous

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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The main mass of nervous tissue, lying between sensory receptors and effectors, which acts as an integrating centre. The CNS comprises the brain and spinal cord and consists of more than ... More

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