Central Nervous System

Published: | Updated: September 19, 2017;

Definition - What does Central Nervous System mean?

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain, spiral cord and various neurons. The nervous system’s core job is to send, receive and decipher information to the body parts. The nervous system sends messages from the brain to vital organs to ensure they are working at optimum. The central nervous system is protected by meninges. Meninges are connective tissue that protects the spinal cord from damage.

Safeopedia explains Central Nervous System

The central nervous system works as the control centre of the body. The brain transmits messages to other parts of the body, like moving your fingers. It also is responsible for maintaining and regulating body temperature and ensuring that the body adapts to varying external atmospheric conditions, such as extreme heat or cold. Brain motor neurons send and receive to other parts of the brain to control automatic body functions, such as breathing.

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