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Nervous system

Nervous system

Overview

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.

Review Date 1/28/2021

Updated by: Evelyn O. Berman, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. 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.