Definition of Nervous system
1. Noun. The sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells.
Group relationships: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Generic synonyms: System
Terms within: Nerve Tissue, Nervous Tissue, Ganglion, Nerve Cell, Neuron, Fascicle, Fasciculus, Fiber Bundle, Fibre Bundle, Central Nervous System, Cns, Systema Nervosum Centrale, Neural Net, Neural Network, Peripheral Nervous System, Systema Nervosum Periphericum, Ans, Autonomic Nervous System
Specialized synonyms: Sympathetic Nervous System, Parasympathetic, Parasympathetic Nervous System
Definition of Nervous system
1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) An organ system that coordinates the activities of muscles, monitors organs, constructs and processes data received from the senses(,) and initiates actions. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Nervous system
1. The entire integrated system of nerve tissue in the body: the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, nerves and ganglia. (16 Dec 1997)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervous System
Literary usage of Nervous system
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray (1867)
"nervous system. The cérébro-spinal portion of the nervous system includes the ... It was distinguished, by Bichat, as the nervous system of animal life. ..."
2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"CHAPTER III THE HUMAN nervous system External plan like that of all vertebrates. The structural plan of the human nervous system is the same as that of all ..."
3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The treatment of syphilitic diseases of the nervous system by salvarsan. J. Am. M. Ass., ... Intraspinal therapy in syphilis of the central nervous system. ..."
4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"The nervous system develops, as we know, from a simple longitudinal involution of the epiblast, and the various parts of the tube thus formed differ at ..."
5. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer (1897)
"Having seen how the nervous system is constructed, we have now to see how it ... Here the initial inquiry must be, how the nervous system serves as at once ..."
6. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"RAYMOND DODGE Wesleyan University The Origin and Development of the nervous system from a Physiological Viewpoint. By CM CHILD. University of Chicago Press, ..."
7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"THE CHANGES FOUND IN THE CENTRAL nervous system IN A CASE OF RABIES ... The part of the nervous system most affected has seemed in some cases to bear a ..."
8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The health of the joint is largely dependent upon the functioning of the vegetative nervous system which controls the growth or ..."