The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.
Update Date 2/3/2015
Updated by: Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, attending neurologist and assistant professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Stony Brook, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.