The nervous system is a network of specialized cells that send, transmit and receive information. By processing this information, the nervous system stimulates reactions in other parts of the body. It is made up of two types of cells: neurons (the functional basis of the nervous system) and glial cells (they help the function of neurons).
The nervous system consists of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which is made up of the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to all parts of the body.
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