central nervous system (CNS)
: that part of the nervous system that includes exclusively the bone encased brain and the spinal cord, as opposed to the outlying peripheral nervous system
, consisting of the somatic nervous system,
which governs usually voluntary musculo-skeletal reactions and the autonomic nervous system
, which controls usually involuntary visceral, homeostatic, glandular and circulatory activity.
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