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Glossary: central nervous system, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

central nervous system

(SEN-trul NER-vus SIS-tem)

The brain and spinal cord. Also called CNS.

Drawing of brain anatomy showing the brain stem, pons, medulla, spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebrum, meninges, ventricles (fluid-filled spaces), and skull.

Anatomy of the brain, showing the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and other parts of the brain.