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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



CNS   

  The brain and spinal cord. Also called central nervous system.

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Drawing of brain anatomy showing the brain stem, pons, medulla, spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebrum, meninges, ventricles (fluid-filled spaces), and skull.