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  • The protein is found in the peripheral nervous system.
  • the muscles, the heart and lungs, the digestive system, the nervous system, the brain.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • I waited to die, for the bees to cover every exposed inch of me in stings that would shut down my nervous system.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Electricity sizzled through Cinder’s nervous system.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • It was Will’s body’s massive overreaction against pain, discomfort—or, say, an unemptied catheter—his damaged nervous system’s vain and misguided attempt to stay in control.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • As Colbert and Chamberlin observed, "there is a nervous system, of wires and printers’ types, which connect all together, and …. places Chicago in close rapport with all parts of the world…."
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Every fiber of his nervous system leaps awake.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But I also realize that I was at that time in many ways afflicted by a staggeringly puerile inexperience: far from my mind was any idea that Nathan—despite his manic tone of voice, the hectic oratory, the sweat, the walleyed expression, the frazzled tension, the whole portrait he presented of one whose entire nervous system down to its minutest ganglia was in the throes of a fiery convulsion—might be dangerously disturbed.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Though I would have died rather than told anyone, I was worried that my exuberant drug use had damaged my brain and my nervous system and maybe even my soul in some irreparable and perhaps not readily apparent way.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • Their second operation augments all their muscles and rewires their nervous system.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • It was a snarl of wires, Green Hornet’s nervous system.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He has taken to his bed, and Dr. Willows says that he is a wreck and that his nervous system is shattered.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • A town has a nervous system and a head and shoulders and feet.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • There was no peculiar indication in any organ—an excitement of the nervous system—that was it; a case of cerebral congestion—nothing more.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The digestive processes and their reaction upon the nervous system sap our strength and colour our minds.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • It comes from her age, and besides, her nervous system is affected.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • God is the energy that flows through the synapses of our nervous system and the chambers of our hearts!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Edward’s lips were like a shot of some addictive chemical straight into my nervous system.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • For an instant, it seemed to her that the motors were transparent and she was seeing the net of their nervous system.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The chemical is so toxic to the nervous system that no one is allowed in the field for five days after it is sprayed.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The human nervous system will not stand it.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Stretchers and wheelchairs were beached here and there against the hissing, knocking pipes that ran and branched in an intricate nervous system along the glittering walls.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • DISTRANS: a device for producing a temporary neural imprint on the nervous system of Chiroptera or birds.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Her mind and nervous system had become a library.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • On this presumption, she stopped at noon at a neat farmhouse, to rest herself, and buy some dinner for her child and self; for, as the danger decreased with the distance, the supernatural tension of the nervous system lessened, and she found herself both weary and hungry.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The deciduous trees stood up in skeleton, like maps of the veins or of the nervous system.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Manzanar would always live in my nervous system, a needle with Mama’s voice.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He had heard enough about stun guns to know they crippled their victims by temporarily overloading the nervous system.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • But, I perfectly remember that I sat swilling tea until my whole nervous system, if I had had any in those days, must have gone by the board.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • In this state of suspense they were befriended, not by any sudden illumination of Mr. Woodhouse’s mind, or any wonderful change of his nervous system, but by the operation of the same system in another way.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • And then I have such a nervous system!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Ring as often as it might, the sound always smote upon her nervous system rudely and suddenly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Dick thought he would probably be a fine clinician, for the sonorous or staccato cadences by which he disciplined nurse or patient came not from his nervous system but from a tremendous and harmless vanity.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Our flesh shrinks from what it dreads and responds to the stimulus of what it desires by a purely reflex action of the nervous system.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • You know that part in An Imperial Affliction when Anna’s walking across the football field to go to PE or whatever and she falls and goes face-first into the grass and that’s when she knows that the cancer is back and in her nervous system and she can’t get up and her face is like an inch from the football-field grass and she’s just stuck there looking at this grass up close, noticing the way the light hits it and …. I don’t remember the line but it’s something like Anna having the…
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • You had to wonder how such a thing affected a little dog like that’it couldn’t be good for his nervous system.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • If it had a nervous system it would act in a much more complex way to overcome the poor quality of the environment.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It must have been a great shock to your nervous system.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • It emits itself through the brain and into your nervous system.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Something attacked his nervous system like a virulent toxin.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • ’This violent strain upon the nervous system over, my lord, what ensues?
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …and Johnson hit Jeffries at an angle of 45 degrees from his lower left lateral incisor, producing an instantaneous blocking of his entire thalamic rine, frosting it over like the freezing unit of a refrigerator, thus shattering his autonomous nervous system and rocking the big brick-laying creampuff with extreme hyperspasmic muscular tremors which dropped him dead on the extreme tip of his coccyx, which, in turn, produced a sharp traumatic reaction in his sphincter nerve and muscle,…
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Indeed, her presence gave the house what none other of the houses that he visited seemed to possess: a sort of tactual sense, a nervous system which ramified into each of its rooms and sent a constant stimulus to his heart.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Braid’s procedures involve the nervous system alone.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Bodies about as big as a cat’s spine, mostly a piezoelectric nervous system sheathed in silicon gristle, but they feed on… and manipulate… forcefields as large as those generated by small spinships.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He imagined that Dorothea had been to see her, and that all this effect on her nervous system, which evidently involved some new turning towards himself, was due to the excitement of the new impressions which that visit had raised.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • In summary, as he helped me into my coat, he gave me the route map: loss of memory, short— and long-term, the disappearance of single words—simple nouns might be the first to go—then language itself, along with balance, and soon after, all motor control, and finally the autonomous nervous system.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • …organisms or less (naked genetic information) 7840 Multicellular organisms, simple 1940 Multicellular organisms, complex but lacking coordinated central nervous system 0140 Multicellular organisms with integrated organ systems including nervous system 007g Multicellular organisms with complex nervous system capable of handling 7+ data (human capability) .0002 1.0000 These considerations lead me to believe that the first human interaction with extraterrestrial life will consist of…
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
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