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Central nervous system

The central nervous system (CNS) represents the largest part of the nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord.

Together with the peripheral nervous system, it has a fundamental role in the control of behavior.

The CNS is contained within the dorsal cavity, with the brain within the cranial subcavity, and the spinal cord in the spinal cavity.

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