Sistema nervioso central

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Sistema nervioso central

El sistema nervioso central está compuesto por el cerebro y la médula espinal. La función del primero es recibir los impulsos nerviosos de la médula espinal y los nervios craneanos, mientras que la segunda contiene los nervios que transportan los mensajes entre el cerebro y el cuerpo. La lesión a la médula espinal puede ocurrir cuando hay daño a las células dentro de la misma o cuando los tractos nerviosos que suben y bajan a través de ella resultan seccionados.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/02/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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