|central nervous system|
|Compare autonomic nervous system CNS the mass of nerve tissue that controls and coordinates the activities of an animal. In vertebrates it consists of the brain and spinal cord|
central nervous system n.
The portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. Also called cerebrospinal axis.
|central nervous system
The part of the nervous system in vertebrate animals that consists of the brain and spinal cord. Compare peripheral nervous system.