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Definition 1: the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for cns in the sense of this definition

(cns is a kind of ...) a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

"the body has a system of organs for digestion"

(cns is a part of ...) sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system

(cns is a part of ...) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

(cns is a part of ...) any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the spinal cord

(cns is a part of ...) a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region

(... is part of cns) the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells

(cns is made of the substance ...) whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths

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