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Central nervous system

Synonym(s)

  • CNS

Definition(s)

The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

CNS. The brain and spinal cord.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014