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Central nervous system

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The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system that integrates the information that it receives from, and coordinates the activity of, all parts of the bodies of bilaterian animals—that is, all multicellular animals except radially symmetric animals such as sponges and jellyfish. It contains the majority of the nervous system and consists of the brain and the spinal cord. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Nervous system
Cerebrospinal tracts
Spinal cord
Cerebrospinal fluid

This term is used for the following terms: 
CNS (central nervous system)

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