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Overview of the Nervous System

Overview of the Nervous System

Micrograph of nerve axons making contact with muscle fibers at neuromuscular junctions.
© Tom Gillingwater, Wellcome Images.

The main parts of the nervous system are the brain, spinal cord and an extensive network of nerves. The nervous system receives, interprets and sends information to and from all parts of the body.

 

 

 

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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine.
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Overview of the Nervous System

Major Components of the System

The Brain

Spinal Cord

Neurons and Glial Cells

Organization

Functions of the System

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