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Definition: nervous system
n : the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of
nerve cells [syn: systema nervosum
English → English
Definition: Nervous system
(n[~e]rv"[u^]s), a. [L. nervosus sinewy,
vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve
1. Possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. “Nervous
2. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by
strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a
3. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as,
nervous excitement; a nervous fever.
4. Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited;
subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the
nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.
Poor, weak, nervous creatures. --Cheyne.
5. Sensitive; excitable; timid.
6. Apprehensive; as, a child nervous about his mother's
reaction to his bad report card.
Our aristocratic class does not firmly protest
against the unfair treatment of Irish Catholics,
because it is nervous about the land. --M. Arnold.
(Med.), a low form of fever characterized by
great disturbance of the nervous system, as evinced by
delirium, or stupor, disordered sensibility, etc.
(Anat.), the specialized co["o]rdinating
apparatus which endows animals with sensation and
volition. In vertebrates it is often divided into three
systems: the central, brain and spinal cord; the
peripheral, cranial and spinal nerves; and the
sympathetic. See Brain
, Spinal cord
, and Sympathetic system
, under Sympathetic
and Illust. in Appendix.
, a condition of body characterized by a
general predominance of mental manifestations. --Mayne.