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nervous system

noun as in central nervous system

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While at Königsberg, he studied the nervous system, optics and acoustics, especially with regard to the physiology of the senses.

Just a handful of toxins make up the potent substance, which attacks the nervous system of its victims.

Another piece is that the neurons involved in your sympathetic nervous system are inhibited directly by controlled breathing—so the act of focusing on your breath is actually calming your nerves, quite literally.

The only way to retool this human attribute would be for a surgeon from the far future with near-miraculous understanding of the nervous system to ablate portions of the brain.

The miniature snippet of the human nervous system has been a long time in the making.

It drains your body of nutrients and vitamins, attacking the central nervous system and leaving you in a dehydrated, hazy state.

He is caught stealing by his former employer, who poisons his nervous system with a mycotoxin.

DDT, PCBs, and others have been shown to cause cancer, nervous system damage, and hormonal changes, according to Rochman.

It activates your parasympathetic nervous system and tells your body to relax and recuperate.

The key is learning different methods for controlling your nervous system through breath.

She also observed that music had a great effect upon his nervous system.

The functions of the nervous system—sensation and voluntary motion—cannot be explained by any other theory.

Man, on the contrary, has an exceedingly plastic nervous system, which enables him to meet changing conditions.

In the course of their growth they cause pressure symptoms upon the nervous system, and this leads to death.

Physiology has demonstrated that the impression is transmitted from the finger-tip to the brain by means of the nervous system.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nervous system, such as: nerves, nerve system, neurology, peripheral nervous system, sense organs, and sensorium.

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