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Central nervous system

Relating to that part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord.

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Central nervous system

cerebellum

Anatomy; Central Nervous System

The portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem.

bone marrow

Anatomy; Central Nervous System

The soft blood-forming tissue that fills the cavities of bones and contains fat and immature and mature blood cells, including white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.

meninges

Anatomy; Central Nervous System

A series of membranous layers of connective tissue that protect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

medulla oblongata

Anatomy; Central Nervous System

The base of the brain, which is formed by the enlarged top of the spinal cord. This part of the brain directly controls breathing, blood flow and other essential functions.

cerebration

Anatomy; Central Nervous System

The working of the brain;esp.(in full unconscious cerebration) the action of the brain in producing results without conscious thought.

gyrus

Anatomy; Central Nervous System

A ridge or convolution of the brain;(now rare)a convolution or turn of another organ.

ventricular fibrillation

Anatomy; Allergies and allergens

An erratic, disorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles. The ventricles quiver and are unable to contract or pump blood to the body. This is a medical emergency that must be treated with ...

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