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Nervous system

Tuesday 23 November 2004

The nervous system consists of two parts that differ in their physiology and function.

Neurons of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) receive information from the external environment and carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord, which constitute the central nervous system (CNS).


- central nervous system

  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • brainstem
  • spinal cord

- peripheral nervous system

  • nervous nodes
  • peripheral nerves

Pathology (neuropathology)

- neurological malformations
- neurological lesions
- neurological diseases
- neurological tumors


- neuromuscular at Washington University, St. Louis, MO USA (Reference database in neuropathology)