Central nervous system
The Central Nervous System (CNS) is the part of the nervous system involving the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include brain symptoms, spinal cord symptoms, and so on. CNS Disorders include spinal injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), spina bifida, and many others. Read more about: CNS Symptoms, CNS Disorders, Brain Disorders, Spinal Cord Disorders.
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Central nervous system adverse event: A nervous system adverse event that occurs in the central nervous system2
Anatomical Information about Central nervous system
Together, the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS).
The brain controls many important body functions.
Source: NCI (NIH)3
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Disease and Condition Articles
Read about these related conditions and diseases:
- Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple Sclerosis (often called just “MS”) is a disease of the spinal cord and nerves. The cause is an attack on the nerve and spinal cord cells by the body
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- Spina bifida: Spina Bifida is a birth defect of the spine. It is called a “neural tube defect”, as the tube-like membrane around the spinal cord nerve is not closed properly
... More on Spina bifida »
- Brain Disorders: A variety of brain disorders can occur, and many are very serious such as stroke or brain tumor. Any type of brain injury can cause brain hemorrhage or concussion (post-concussion syndrome)
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- Spinal cord disease: Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is4
... More on Spinal cord disease »
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- Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
- Source: OAE Ontology
- Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ brain/ patient/ child-brain-treatment-pdq
- Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ spinalcorddiseases.html
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