nervous system

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We know,' he told me, 'that certain disordered conditions of the brain and the nervous system produce results quite as extraordinary as any that you have described--and there our knowledge ends.
We may say, speaking somewhat roughly, that a stimulus applied to the nervous system, like a spark to dynamite, is able to take advantage of the stored energy in unstable equilibrium, and thus to produce movements out of proportion to the proximate cause.
Does Dexter strike you as a likely man to give his nervous system a chance of recovery?
Having a nervous system and brains he is the possessor of temperament, which is affected variously by extraneous causes.
I have had the presumption to occupy my leisure, for some years past, in writing a book, addressed to the members of my profession-- a book on the intricate and delicate subject of the brain and the nervous system.
I had shattered his nervous system forever, he wrote, but had only stimulated his devotion to my family, and his Christian readiness to look pityingly on my transgressions.
The symptoms, he said, indicated a serious shock to the nervous system.
I soothed your nervous system by giving you this half-crown.
If any other corroborative testimony had been required, it would have been abundantly furnished in the actions of Miss Miggs, who, having arrived at that restless state and sensitive condition of the nervous system which are the result of long watching, did, by a constant rubbing and tweaking of her nose, a perpetual change of position (arising from the sudden growth of imaginary knots and knobs in her chair), a frequent friction of her eyebrows, the incessant recurrence of a small cough, a small groan, a gasp, a sigh, a sniff, a spasmodic start, and by other demonstrations of that nature, so file down and rasp, as it were, the patience of the locksmith, that after looking at her in silence for some time, he at last broke out into this apostrophe:--
Well, it's not so much a trembling,' was the answer - 'though they do quiver - as a complete derangement of the nervous system.
We had planned to strike our first blow at the nervous system of the Oligarchy.
It was evident from their groping hands that they were eyeless, and their sluggish movements suggested a rudimentary nervous system and a correspondingly minute brain.
Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.
My own nervous system is an exceptionally sensitive one.
Ring as often as it might, the sound always smote upon her nervous system rudely and suddenly.