Central nervous system
Citation, DOI, disclosures and article data
At the time the article was created Francis Deng had no recorded disclosures.View Francis Deng's current disclosures
At the time the article was last revised Craig Hacking had the following disclosures:
- Philips Australia, Paid speaker at Philips Spectral CT events (ongoing)
These were assessed during peer review and were determined to not be relevant to the changes that were made.View Craig Hacking's current disclosures
The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord.
On this page:
The main components of the CNS are the brain and spinal cord. In addition, the CNS includes the optic nerves (cranial nerve II), retinas, olfactory nerves (cranial nerve I), and olfactory epithelium.
Macroscopically, the CNS consists of grey matter and white matter.