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nervous system

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Definition the body's sensory (feeling) and control (movement) apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
  • 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
  • nervous system = the body's sensory (feeling) and control (movement) apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
  • Thus traumatic events appear to recondition the human nervous system.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • 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
  • Manzanar would always live in my nervous system, a needle with Mama's voice.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • God is the energy that flows through the synapses of our nervous system and the chambers of our hearts!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • 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
  • Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's a part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The human nervous system will not stand it.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • 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
  • Their second operation augments all their muscles and rewires their nervous system.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • He had heard enough about stun guns to know they crippled their victims by temporarily overloading the nervous system.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • 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
  • Edward's lips were like a shot of some addictive chemical straight into my nervous system.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Every fiber of his nervous system leaps awake.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • These are orgasms, basically, of the eye, the brain and the nervous system.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • 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 unsettles the nervous system.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • And then I have such a nervous system!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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