Central Nervous System

The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (or PNS), is composed of nerves leading to and from the CNS, often through junctions known as ganglia.[citation needed]The central nervous system is so named because it integrates information it receives from, and coordinates and influences the activity of, all parts of the bodies of bilaterally symmetric animals—that is, all multicellular animals except sponges and radially symmetric animals such as jellyfish, and it contains the majority of the nervous system.
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  • Dallas Electrocution Attorney

    … currents flowing through them. At the same time, electricity passing through the chest muscles causes tetany of the said muscles, often resulting in respiratory arrest. Electrocution also typically affects the central nervous system, resulting in cell and nerve death. It’s usually said that any form of serious electric shock results in some degree…

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  • Dallas Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

    …, a catastrophic injury is responsible for severe disruptions in the central nervous system which include spinal cord injuries or severe burns; these injuries can then affect other systems in the body. There are many different circumstances that can lead to catastrophic injuries such as automobile accidents, work accidents, etc. Some of the most common…

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  • Kernicterus Birth Injury Lawyer

    … in this responsibility, they open themselves up to a medical malpractice lawsuit. What is kernicterus? Kernicterus occurs when bilirubin invades sensitive brain tissue, starting with the brain stem before moving to other areas such as the cerebral cortex. In a young child’s brain, bilirubin can accumulate in the gray matter of the central nervous system, which has…

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  • Intoxicated motorcyclists can cause accidents

    … have more immediate effects on the central nervous system.2 The effects on the nervous system including the brain present in a variety of ways including impaired vision, reduced reaction times, reduced concentration, increased relaxation and drowsiness, difficulty in processing sensory information, over confidence, and a difficulty multitasking…

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  • Bicycling while intoxicated can lead to crashes

    … on the central nervous system which slows the function of the brain by creating issues such as hazy thinking, slowed reaction time, dulled hearing, impaired vision, weakened muscles, or foggy memory.5 These different symptoms increase the risk for a bicycle accident, because the cyclist does not have the decisive and clear ability to respond to the changing…

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  • HGN: Field Sobriety Testing

    … testing that assist in the development of probable cause to arrest for an alcohol-related offense. Most field sobriety tests (FST) test coordination, balance, and dexterity, which diminish as a person’s blood alcohol content increases. FSTs also test a person’s ability to perform simple tasks simultaneously, and generally employ attention-dividing…

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