nervous system


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An overview of the human nervous system.


1703[1], nervous +‎ system.


nervous system (plural nervous systems)

  1. An organ system that coordinates the activities of muscles, monitors organs, constructs and processes data received from the senses, and initiates actions.
    Synonym: systema nervosum
    Meronyms: brain, brainstem, ganglion, nerve, spinal cord
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Biotics: Biotic Amps Codex entry:
      Biotics manipulate mass effect fields using dozens of element zero nodules within their nervous system that react to electric stimuli from the brain. Amplifiers allow biotics to synchronize the nodules so they can form fields large and strong enough for practical use.

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  1. ^ nervous system”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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