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Nervous system

Definition:

The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities.

It is made up of:

  • the central nervous system, consisting of the brain and spinal cord, and
  • the peripheral nervous system which includes, the eyes, the ears, the sensory organs of taste and smell, as well as the sensory receptors located in the skin, joints, muscles, and other parts of the body.

Source: GreenFacts, based on Ohio State University Medical Centre About the Nervous System  

Related words:

Neurobehavioural - Neurobehavioural test(s) - Neurotransmitter(s)

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Nervensystem
Español: Sistema nervioso
Français: Système nerveux
Nederlands: Zenuwstelsel

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