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Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

Overview

The central nervous system comprises the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.

Review Date 10/27/2020

Updated by: Anna C. Edens Hurst, MD, MS, Associate Professor in Medical Genetics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.