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central nervous system

The disease attacks the central nervous system.
  the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
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  • The disease attacks the central nervous system.
  • It melds almost perfectly with your central nervous system.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • But before his murder my scanner showed an appreciable retreat of the cruciform nematodes from some parts of the central nervous system.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The nerves in the throat are a magnificent network of immobilizing, cordlike fibres connecting the body organs to the central nervous system.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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  • That probability is as follows: FORM PROBABILITY Unicellular 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…
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Parcells became a connoisseur of the central nervous system of opposing quarterbacks.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • I was afraid to take a stimulant or a drink or to light a cigarette, since my central nervous system itself was to be a part of the weapon.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • The hemlock that ended his life did not do so quickly or painlessly, but rather by producing a gradual paralysis of the central nervous system.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • But the damage had been done; a bite from a rabid animal is most serious around the head, for rabies is a disease of the central nervous system.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • That comes from soluble toxins released by the bacteria; they have an intoxicating effect on the central nervous system, you see—which gives you those flushed cheeks.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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  • Otherwise, Ezzo warns, sleep deprivation might "negatively impact an infant’s developing central nervous system" and lead to learning disabilities.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • For those who could afford it—or whose insurance covered it, as ours did—the hospital provided epidurals, which delivered pain-blocking oblivion directly into the central nervous system.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Monarch Tower was the central nervous system of an incredibly vast corporation, a pyramid of transportation, communication, heavy industry, manufacture, sales distribution, research, exploration, importation.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • The jugular vein pumped it through the heart and then on to the rest of the vascular system, quickly shutting the brain off by sealing the gates between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • In Germany, the effects of Marburg virus on the brain were particularly frightening, and resembled the effects of rabies: the virus somehow damaged the central nervous system and could destroy the brain, as does rabies.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Some strains stay in the peripheral nervous system, but other strains head like a bullet for the central nervous system and take up permanent residence in the cells of the brain-coiling around the brainstem like a serpent around a tree.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • As with laboratory rats and monkeys, as with dogs whose skulls are cut open and brains exposed for days during experiments related to the central nervous system, as with all animals that further the cause of knowledge, these orphans have no names.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • You should know that the central nervous system is simply a slight modification of the external skin.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Hot flashes" would indicate that the central nervous system was the seat both of whatever caused catabolism and of a skin condition we are content to call abnormal, simply because we do not know any better way to define it.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Rabies, a disease of the central nervous system, the good old CNS.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • For Joachim tried hard to keep his eye squarely on October, although certain nodes in his central nervous system refused to obey humanistic norms and hindered a compensatory distribution of body warmth through the skin.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   central nervous system [7] , autonomic nervous system [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic nervous system [9] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , neuron [6] , synapse [6] , acetylcholine [9] , autonomic nervous system [9] , dendrite [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic nervous system [9]
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