Definition of Nervous system

1. Noun. The sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells.

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

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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

nervous asthenopia
nervous asthma
nervous breakdown
nervous breakdowns
nervous colon syndrome
nervous disorder
nervous dyspepsia
nervous exhaustion
nervous hit
nervous indigestion
nervous lobe
nervous lobe of hypophysis
nervous part of retina
nervous prostration
nervous strain
nervous system (current term)
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball

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 ..."

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